May 30, 2013 - Doug and Jane Popp have long believed in keeping their 40-cow dairy farm small and sustainable, from feeding leftover food scraps to their pig and goats to using a wind turbine to generate electricity.
Last year, the Popps decided to make a big investment by turning to a different energy source: the sun. They put up a 10-kilowatt solar array that powers a grain bin and helps reduce the electric bill for their farm west of Royalton.
The Popps say the project was affordable thanks in part to financial incentives from their utility, Minnesota Power, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. read more>>>