Energy Best Practices for Agriculture in New York

This website is a resource guide for New York Farmers about agricultural best practices to improve energy savings and productivity.
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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.

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.

Energy conservation has economic and environmental benefits, especially as sources of energy become more costly or limited. Improving farm energy efficiency can result in reduced costs and improved reliability, and many efficiency measures will also 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.


Explore Your Farm Sector for Energy-Saving Tips and Technologies

Visit the Cross-Farm Sector for best practices for technologies applicable to most farm types.

Poultry and Eggs

For energy efficiency resources specific to dairy or greenhouse operations, see the NYSERDA Energy Best Practices for Agriculture program page.


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.