Comprehensive Energy Workshop for Small Businesses and Agricultural Producers

(406) 585-2508

USDA Rural Development in partnership with Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) (Renewable Energy Division), and Montana Manufacturing Extension Center will be in Missoula on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 hosting the “Making Energy Work for Your Small Business or Agricultural Operation”. 

This free, one-day workshop will feature the USDA Rural Energy for America (REAP) grant and loan program, the Montana DEQ Renewable Energy Program, as well as a comprehensive lineup of speakers, experienced in facilitating both energy efficiency and renewable energy projects here in Montana.

Detailed presentations and panels addressing funding options, energy efficiency projects, renewable energy technologies/updates, energy in manufacturing facilities, opportunities for agricultural producers and application assistance will be delivered.  Additionally, program experts will host question and answer sessions and will be available for one-on-one consultation. 

Media are welcome and encouraged to both attend the workshop and disseminate information as to the date, time, location and details of the event.

WHAT:  “Making Energy Work for Your Small Business or Agricultural Operation”

WHERE: Missoula Electric Cooperative, Inc.; 1700 West Broadway Street; Missoula, MT 59808

WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 8:30 am – 3:45 pm (lunch provided); Registration begins at 8:00 am

WHY: For many small businesses and agricultural producers’ energy costs can be among their highest variable costs.  This program helps increase American energy independence by increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements.  Over time, these investments can also help lower the energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.

Due to limited seating, advance registration is required.  Please RSVP Heather Handeland at 406-829-3395 ext. 106 or

Last Modified: 01/12/2017