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OSU Extension to Host Free Green Energy Seminar

April 20, 2009

MILFORD, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension in Clermont County will be hosting a free green energy seminar on May 7 for agricultural producers and business owners interested in incorporating green energy technologies.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Melink Corporation, 5140 River Valley Road, Milford, Ohio.

The Melink Corporation is part of the industrial community in Clermont County and is one of the leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for commercial, institutional and residential buildings. Since 1987, Melink has been offering green energy options including wind power, geothermal heat pumps, solar thermal systems and solar PV systems.

"Going green in our small business and agricultural production sector could mean big money savings in the long run. Solar panels used to provide electricity to pump water for livestock in areas where electricity cannot be run, or providing electricity to greenhouse fans and heaters by wind turbines are all very real possibilities," said Cindy Burskey, an OSU Extension educator in Clermont County.

Participants will learn about current Ohio State University research and Melink Corporation's current green technologies, take a tour of the Melink facility, and learn about current U.S. Department of Agriculture funding incentives.

To learn more or to register, contact OSU Extension Clermont County at (513) 732-7070 or e-mail

Candace Pollock
Cindy Burskey