Water and Energy Progress is a project to identify and spotlight innovations in energy efficiency and water conservation on Kansas farms and ranches. Today, rising energy costs and pressing water worries in the Heartland combine to bring water, energy and agriculture organizations together around positive actions that everyone can applaud.
A diverse steering committee works collaboratively to identify what constitutes an innovative practice and then nominates exemplary Kansas farmers. The most innovative examples of water and energy conservation are showcased through awards and interactive reports. The reports, in turn, help other farmers take steps to implement water and energy conservation on their farms.
Sharing these positive examples will spur further innovations. Positive messaging and neighborly advice of successful farmers will encourage participation in water and energy conservation programs. Farmers and ranchers will be recognized as responsible stewards and leaders in water conservation and energy efficiency.
WATER AND ENERGY PROGRESS STEERING COMMITTEE
Kim Bellemere, Kansas Natural Resources Council Wayne Bossert, Groundwater Management District #4 Monty Breneman, National Resource Conservation Service Patricia Clark, USDA Rural Development Dan Devlin, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment and Kansas Water Resources Institute, Agronomy, KSU Research and Extension Kerri Ebert, Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Alternative Crops (KCSAAC), Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Les Evans, Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Steve Frost, Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Conservation Mary Fund, Kansas Rural Center Bruce Graham, Kansas Electric Cooperatives Rhonda Janke, Sustainable Cropping Systems, Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, KSU Research and Extension Barry Kaaz, Colby Community College Patrick Parke, Midwest Energy, Inc. Danny Rogers, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, KSU Research and Extension Tracy Streeter, Kansas Water Office Steve Swaffar, Natural Resources, Kansas Farm Bureau Donn Teske, Kansas Farmer's Union
Water and Energy Progress was created by the Climate + Energy Project (CEP).