- Education and Training: extension, workshop
- Energy: bioenergy and biofuels, solar energy
The project has been completed successfully. The design and assembly of a hybrid alternative energy generating system by coupling bioreactor and photovoltaic system was demonstrated in two workshops. The outcome of the research and assembly of the hybrid system was shared in two workshops. The workshops were held at Lincoln University and University of Missouri facilities as well as collaborators farms. In those workshops, the audience experienced varsity of talks about alternative energy and Bioenergy from very knowledgeable speakers in those areas. Part of the workshop was also visiting verity of alternative and Bioenergy energy generating sites at both universities. There were different speakers and participants in both workshops. The participants were asked to fill out a survey to determine the level if increase of knowledge in those different areas. The overall participation and feedback from participants were excellent. The PI and the collaborators are working on sustaining the program by offering educational and demonstration sessions for farmers and extension.
The objective of this project is to design and offer two workshops, each of three days’ duration, on the role of alternative energy in sustainable agriculture. The specific objective is to educate farmers’ educators about the utilization of solar energy and the production and utilization of biogas on the farm. The workshops will be offered to farmers’ educators. Forty farmers’ educators will be invited to each workshop for training.