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Renewable Energy Conference Focuses on Entrepreneurial Projects

January 18, 2006

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio -- Farmers, greenhouse businesses and economic development specialists interested in renewable energy entrepreneurial projects in Ohio have the opportunity to attend the Ohio Renewable Energy Conference.

The event, sponsored by Ohio State University's Ohio Cooperative Development Center at South Centers at Piketon, and the Ohio Farmers Union Cooperative Development Center, will take place Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Registration is $20 by Feb. 7, and $40 after Feb. 7. The fee includes lunch and Internet access to resource materials.

The purpose of the conference is to help boost farmer and business profits through the exploration of renewable energy projects. Topics of discussion, from Ohio State and industry experts, include: Midwest farmer renewable energy projects, Ohio public policy toward renewables, a discussion panel of project development assistance for farmers, a discussion panel of how to start projects in renewable energy, and an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture grants in renewable energy. Part of the conference also covers tracks in biodiesel, biomass, ethanol, methane, solar and wind energies.

For more information or to register, contact Travis West at (740) 289-2071 ext. 220 or e-mail, or log on to

Candace Pollock
Travis West