National Extension Energy Summit
The inaugural National Extension Energy Summit took place in Fort Collins, CO from April 29-May 1, 2013 with 68 attendees from 28 states. It was hosted at Colorado State University through collaboration with Montana State University, the University of Wyoming, and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.
Proceedings can be found here.
Please see the agenda for the Summit and the presentations below, listed by track.
We also hope you’ll enjoy our summary video.
- Opening remarks: “Extension’s Role in Meeting National Energy Challenges” - Ron Sega, Vice President for Energy and Environment, Colorado State University and the Ohio State University
- Keynote: “Energy: Connecting Federal, State, and Local Partners” - Beverly Samuel, National Program Leader , Housing and Community Living, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
- Plenary Panel: State Energy Extension Partnerships –
- Track 1: Statewide Energy Programming
- Energy Extension at Kansas State University - Evolving and Surviving - Bruce Snead, Kansas State Univ.
- Energy Extension Program Planning Amidst Factors of Unpredictability - Chad Martin, Purdue Univ.
- Energize Ohio - An Ohio State University Extension Signature Program - Eric Romich, Ohio State Univ.
- Track 2: Energy Literacy – Agriculture
- Bioenergy Fridays Web Seminar Series - F. John Hay, Univ. of Nebraska Lincoln
- Energy Educational Programming in Biomass: Research, Outreach, and Collaboration - Darren McAvoy, Utah State Univ., Roslynn Brain, Utah State Univ.
- Energy Education and Awareness Tools - Scott Sanford, Univ. of Wisconsin
- Farm Energy Field Days - Don Day, Univ. of Missouri
- Track 3: Energy Literacy - Consumer
- eXtension's Home Community of Practice: Providing Residential Energy Education for Consumers − Michael Goldschmidt, Univ. of Missouri
- Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A) Curriculum − Sarah Hamlen, Montana State Univ., Milton Geiger, Univ. of Wyoming
- Volunteer Development: Colorado Energy Master Program - Cary Weiner, Colorado State Univ.
- On-Site Renewable Energy Development as a Business Retention and Expansion Strategy − Eric Romich, Ohio State Univ.
- Practical Alaskan-Grown Remote Energy Solutions − Art Nash, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
- Track 4: Commercialization
- Economic Implications of Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production from Energy Cane on Feedstock Growers − Juan Monge, Texas A&M
- Extension Activities in Regional Approaches to Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Coordinated Agricultural Projects − Michael Jacobson, Penn State Univ., Bill Hubbard, Univ. of Georgia, John Hay, Univ. of Nebraska Lincoln, Kevin Zobrist, Washington State Univ., Kenneth Gravois, Louisiana State Univ., Chad Martin, Purdue Univ., Nora Haider, Washington State Univ
- Track 5: Regional Development
- From Shapefiles to Megawatts: Using GIS to Model Opportunities for Utility-Scale Solar Projects - Mark Apel, Univ. of Arizona
- Utility Scale Renewable Energy Development - Project Siting and Conflict Resolution − Wayne Beyea, Michigan State Univ., Eric Romich, Ohio State Univ.
- Track 6: National Energy Policy
- US Department of Energy State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB): Extension's Role − Paul Gutierrez, New Mexico State Univ.
- Minnesota's Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Partnership Approach as a Model for State Energy Offices and Extension Outreach Programming − Joel Haskard, Univ. of Minnesota, Melissa Pawlisch, Univ. of Minnesota
- NRCS Analysis Protocols and Pathways to Energy Upgrades − Kip Pheil and Dan Meyer, USDA NRCS
- Standard Analysis Methods: Steps to Strengthen the ASABE S612 Report Framework − Scott Sanford, Univ. of Wisconsin
- Washington State University Extension: The Café Dairy Experience − Kip Pheil, USDA NRCS
- Track 7: Evaluation
- Can Evaluation be Meaningful and Manageable – Sharon Anderson, Cornell Univ.
- Track 8: Workforce Development
- Engineering Extension Intern Program − David Carter, Kansas State Univ.
- Wired for Wind (Beyond the National 4-H Science Experiment) − F. John Hay, Univ. of Nebraska Lincoln
- Biofuels and Buy Local: Not as Corny as You Thought! − Mary Wrege, Cornell Univ., Charles Malone, Cornell Univ.
- Keynote: “Towards Doubling the Nation’s Energy Productivity by 2030: Cutting Edge Concepts and Technologies” − Bob Hawsey, Associate Director for Renewable Electricity and End-Use Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Updated Thursday, August 15, 2013