Energy Audits Help Michigan Farmers Go Energy-Efficient

The Michigan Milk Producers Association has partnered with Michigan State University to make farm energy audits available to its members. These audits help farmers develop a comprehensive energy plan that pinpoints areas for reducing energy costs and energy use. Energy audits conducted on 106 Michigan dairy farms between 2010 and 2013 showed a potential energy efficiency savings of 49 percent. That works out to about $8,200 in potential savings annually per farm.