News Release 468

CANCELLED - Media Advisory: Energize Missouri Agriculture Cost-Share Grants 

Volume 38-468 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

AUG. 16, 2010

WHO: Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Director, Mark N. Templeton

WHAT: Energize Missouri Agriculture – Cost-Share Grant Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 at 1:45 p.m.

WHERE: The Womans building at the Missouri State Fair

WHY: In an effort to help farmers move toward more energy efficient and profitable operations, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources developed the Energize Missouri Agriculture cost-share grant program.  The department offered the energy efficiency cost-share grants to agricultural operations statewide for agricultural energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy equipment.

The department has selected more than 1,600 farmers from across the state to receive more than $6 million in grant funds.  Gov. Nixon and Mark N. Templeton are hosting a press conference in conjunction with the Missouri State Fair to celebrate the success of the program.