Farmers have long explored alternative management techniques and advanced equipment to provide energy savings associated with grain drying. Propane is a clean burning fuel source that can be effectively distributed to rural areas that lack access to natural gas infrastructure, making it an ideal fuel source for numerous agricultural operations including grain drying. According to the National Propane Education and Resource Council, propane is used by nearly 900,000 farms across the country, powering roughly 80 percent of U.S. grain drying operations. While Propane has long been a critical energy source in agriculture, Ohio is in the midst of an energy transition that has led many Ohio farmers to consider investing in natural gas infrastructure to support the energy demands of their farm operations.
The resources on this webpage provided evidence-based data driven tools to will help Ohio farmers navigate propane to natural gas energy infrastructure investment options. Click the images below to view or download the materials.
Simple Payback Calculator Tool
Lessons Learned Energy Trends
Critical Infrastructure: Evaluating Natural Gas Utilization In Agriculture (Part 1)
Critical Infrastructure: Evaluating Natural Gas Utilization In Agriculture (Part 2)