Energy Efficiency for Agriculture in New York

A resource guide from Cornell Cooperative Extension for New York Farmers about agricultural practices to improve energy savings and productivity.
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Improving farm energy efficiency can reduce costs and improve reliability on farms, especially as sources of energy become more costly and limited. Energy efficiency measures can have both economic and environmental benefits.

Energy efficiency is the difference between actual energy used versus how much energy is needed to achieve the same results. A more energy efficient farm can produce more than a less efficient farm can using the same amount of energy.

Additionally, many efficiency measures will improve the performance of equipment on farms. Using less energy for the same level of production also makes it easier to transition to renewable energy.

This website introduces key energy efficiency concepts, provides access to relevant resources, and connects farmers with free energy assessments and expert assistance to improve energy savings and productivity.

Explore Your Farm Sector for Energy-Saving Tips and Technologies

Visit the Cross-Farm Sector for guidance that applies to most farm types.


Learn about Incentives and Grants that can help you improve energy efficiency on your farm. Visit the Factsheets page for PDF downloads by technology and farm sector. Read FAQs to better understand this resource hub. Sign-up for an energy assessment or to subscribe for program announcements.