Farmers bear a great responsibility to feed a growing population, and we view the sustainability of agriculture as one of the most important challenges of our times. Therefore, in an era where reliance on fossil fuels threatens our national security and environmental quality, we believe we must do all we can to encourage long-term energy independence for our farmers. While environmental sustainability is a new term for some industries, farmers have always been stewards of the earth. EnSave’s services help farmers use energy efficiency in order to continue that tradition.
Our approach to saving energy on America’s farms is to engage manufacturers of energy efficient equipment, farm equipment dealers and installers, and the extended agricultural community to help reach the farm and build the case for energy efficiency. The extended agricultural community is comprised of organizations such as Farm Bureau, University Extension, state agriculture departments, milk cooperatives, agricultural commodity organizations, and other organizations that represent or advocate for farmers.
We have a long history of partnering with these organizations in order to introduce energy efficiency programs to their constituencies. If we’ve done our job correctly, by the time a farmer hears of a program from EnSave, they have already heard about it from those they know and trust: their equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers, and the extended agricultural community. Furthermore, we have helped these organizations retain customers, strengthen relationships with farmers, and introduce a new service to their farmers.