Enhancing Year-Round Sales of Quality Farm Product through the Use of On-Farm Geothermal Climate Controlled Storage Facilities

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2007: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
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  • Agronomic: general grain crops


  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures, quality of life

    Proposal summary:

    This project aims to supplement an open loop geothermal system with a wind powered in-wall heating/cooling unit to regulate the temperature and humidity of a community storage room. The goal is to create a model that uses sustainable energy to lower utility costs as much as possible. Its primary focus will be on grain storage, but the facility will store a diverse number of local goods on a greatest need basis.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.