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Solar energy in ag to be discussed at Lunch ‘n Learn event

JACKSON, MI -- Harvest Energy Solutions, along with Farm Bureau of Michigan will be sponsoring a Solar Energy in Agriculture lunch ‘n learn event on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The event will be hosted by Gary Balder, Balder Farms in Hamilton, MI.

This event will provide farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners the information and insight to make a conscientious decision on the untapped value of solar energy. Speakers will include industry experts in the design, distribution and installation of renewable energy from Harvest Energy Solutions, along with area farmers and agribusiness owners who have benefited from solar energy installations. Attendees will get a firsthand look at the roof-mount solar array at the Balder Farm, along with a ground-mount display.

Farm Bureau representative, Matt Mokma, Vice President of Allegan County Farm Bureau will also be available to answer questions on Farm Bureau’s membership benefits.

Renewable energy can be used in agriculture in a number of ways – saving money, increasing self-reliance, and reducing carbon emissions. Home owners, farmers and businesses across the country are installing renewable energy systems to reduce their electric bills. Many farms and agribusinesses, with their open acreage and/or large buildings, can install enough solar energy to pay their entire electric bill, or at least reduce costly seasonal electricity rates.

“We realize that educating the agricultural community on the value of renewable energy is critical to helping the interested buyer in making an informed decision,” said Mark Olinyk, President/CEO of Harvest Energy Solutions. “We are proud to partner with Michigan Farm Bureau to provide this beneficial forum to educate and answer questions.”

For more than 10 years, Harvest Energy Solutions’ mission has been to support the agriculture industry and the people who have dedicated their lives to farming, ranching and agribusiness. For more information on this event and to reserve your spot at this event visit Solar Energy Lunch ‘n Learn at