Adams County Solar Meeting

Saturday, April 29, 2023 Adams County township trustees, residents, and Farm Bureau members gathered at the Cherry Fork Gymnasium to learn more about various energy market trends and the ongoing questions that solar brings up daily.

Dale Arnold, director of energy development at Ohio Farm Bureau, led an informational session regarding and then had an exclusive discussion regarding solar issues with current Farm Bureau members. This is only one of the numerous benefits that you have as a Farm Bureau member. Arnold offers kitchen table talks via Zoom, 1 on 1 phone calls, and also makes himself available for any and all Farm Bureau members with questions.

“This was a fantastic information session for our members and public officials. Whether you support or oppose the development of solar projects, it is important to fully understand the complexity before making decisions that affect our communities for generations to come,” said one of the meeting participants. “I urge all Adams County Farm Bureau members to make use of their member benefits to educate themselves and their township trustees who currently have the responsibility of governing ‘Community Solar Projects.’”

Farm Bureau members were able to walk away from this discussion with more knowledge about energy market trends including but not limited to: coal, oil & gas, nuclear, hydrogen, and solar.

If you are interested in becoming a Farm Bureau member or are a Farm Bureau member who is looking for resources and more information, reach out to our local office at (937)378-2212 or [email protected].

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