Getting Started




  • Choose Your Farm Sector

    Step 1

    Visit the welcome page and choose your Farm Sector. Review our recommendations and implement relevant measures that are readily attainable for you.

  • Contact a Specialist

    Step 2

    Contact our team for assistance. We can help you navigate energy efficiency opportunities and resources, and we can connect you with a farm energy specialist near you for specific advice on farm energy and farm operations.

  • Learn About Incentives and Grants

    Step 3

    Explore grants and incentives by contacting our team or visiting the resources section devoted to grants and incentives.

  • Get a No-Cost Energy Assessment

    Step 4

    Obtain a free energy assessment for your entire farm or specific parts of your operations, depending on your preferences. This is a great opportunity to get expert advice tailored for your farm. NYSERDA offers energy assessments with local experts at no-cost and with no-commitments from you.

  • Continue Improving On Your Farm

    Step 5

    Use what you learn to continue implementing energy-saving measures to increase efficiency, improve performance, and save money on your farm.

  • Update Your Energy Assessment

    Step 6

    Continue to update your energy assessment every 2-3 years, or more often if farm operations change significantly. NYSERDA offers no-cost farm energy assessments every 2 years. Energy assessments can help you make informed, cost-effective decisions regarding energy use and farm operations.