Bacon County Ag Update

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP)

There are some Energy Efficiency Grant funds available through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP).

This program is available to increase the energy efficiency Irrigation pumps, Poultry Houses, and Dairy farms.

Irrigation Pumps-

  • Used to convert from diesel to electric. Possibly it could be used to upgrade to more efficient motors.

Poultry Houses-

Layers-

  • Upgrade lighting systems

 

Broilers-

  • Upgrade lighting systems
  • Enclose windows
  • Add insulation
  • Circulation fans
  • Attic inlets
  • Insulated tunnel doors
  • Upgrade heating system (radiant heat)

Dairy

  • Variable speed drives
  • Lighting

 

All of these programs require an energy audit to be performed by the University of Georgia at a cost of $100.00