A Nursery in Harmony with It’s Environment

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Vicki Schurman
(402) 437-5563

Harmony Nursery and Daylily Farms is a small business in rural Nebraska that wished to make a move to clean renewable energy while saving money on their daily operating expenses.  In April of 2017 the farm near Bradshaw, Nebraska hosted the Rural  Development Earth Day event.  It was a celebration of ‘Building Rural Infrastructure.’  Harmony Nursery was chosen for this event because of their participation in the Rural Energy for America Program. 

Harmony Nursery installed a 25kW solar array to power their business.  The array is projected to produce 42,992kWh of electricity per year, completely offsetting the current energy usage of the business.  The project received a $17,794 Rural  Energy for America Program grant that was leveraged with $53,384 from the Cornerstone Bank of York. 

Harmony Nursery felt fortunate to be part of USDA’s (Rural Development) Rural Energy for America Program.  The grant award helped them to make the move to clean renewable energy and put more of their resources toward growing their rural business. They appreciated the opportunity to be a progressive business owner as they plan for their future.



Fast Facts

Obligation Amount$17,794 REAP
Date of ObligationJune 2016
Congressional DistrictSmith 03
Senator's Last NamesFischer and Sasse