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Solar-Powered Water Pumping Systems for Livestock

October 21 @ 9:00 am October 22 @ 4:00 pm

Join Virginia Forage and Grassland Council for an in-person and hands-on workshop focused on water pumping systems for livestock. October 21 and 22, 2021 at Shenandoah Valley AREC – McCormick Farm, 128 McCormick Farm Circle, Raphine, Virginia. Participants will learn the principles and applications of solar-electric water pumping. The primary focus will be on solar-powered water pumping systems, however, some other alternatives will be discussed too. Learn more about these systems, some considerations for their use, and hear farmer experiences.

Space is limited and registration is required. Cost is $40 – Includes lunch each day. Register here: https://vaforages.org/event/solar-powered-water-pumping-systems-for-livestock/

Featured Workshop Trainer: Ken Gardner, SEI Mr. Gardner conducts training sessions for Solar Energy International (SEI) as part of their industry-leading renewable energy technical training program. His company, Gardner Engineering Alternative Energy Services, based in Utah, designs and installs solar-, hydro-, and wind-electric systems.

Speakers from Virginia Cooperative Extension: Matt Booher, Rockingham/VCE, Dr. Gabe Pent, Shen Valley AREC/VT & John Ignosh, Biological Systems Eng. Extension/VT


  • Management Considerations
  • Basics of Photovoltaics (PV)
  • Siting Considerations
  • System Components, Design & Equipment Specifications
  • Farmer Experiences
  • And More!