The Chicago Farmers, an agriculture and agribusiness organization, will discuss, “Alternative Energy’s Impact on Farm Income,” at its December meeting, Mon., Dec. 12 at the Illini Center in Chicago.
Fred Iutzi, of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, will provide a strategic overview and update on renewable energy trends and a status of the industry in Illinois. Corn ethanol and soy biodiesel, advanced biofuels from cellulosic biomas, biomass heat and power, and wind and solar power all will be discussed. The presentation will highlight policy and development issues for both large-and small-scale renewable energy projects and connections between Illinois and the wider national energy economy. It will be followed by a question and answer session.
Reservations are due by Fri., Dec. 9. Participants are encouraged to