Use Sun or Wind to Power a Remote Watering System

Lunchtime Virtual Tour Webinar from Noon-1:00pm reviewing how to use Sun or Wind to power a Remote Watering System with Jonathan Barter of Barter Farm, Branchport, NY. This is one of a series of Sustainable Farm Energy Virtual Tour webinars for Spring 2014 by the Cornell Small Farms Program and NE SARE

Are you getting tired of hauling water to livestock in remote pastures? Jonathan Barter will show us the renewable energy powered watering system on his 210 acre livestock farm (40 Angus cattle and 130 Cheviot and Dorset sheep). In 2010, Jonathan installed a combination wind and solar pumping system which supplies water to 58 acres of pasture. The pumping system consists of a 350 watt turbine, 400 watt solar panels, back up batteries and a deep well pump. Partial funding for this project was provided by USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Innovative Grants program.

The Sustainable Farm Energy: 2014 Virtual Tours webinar series is sponsored by NE SARE (Northeast Sustainable Ag Research and Education) and the Cornell Small Farms Program.  Please send inquiries tosmallfarmsprogram [at]

. To learn about funding opportunities available from NE SARE, visit To learn more about small farm resources and support, visit

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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