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Reminder – GMNP membership meeting to be held Aug. 3

The GMNP’s annual membership meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Bigwood Event Center (Oxley Conference Room) in Fergus Falls. The meeting will include a brief recap of the GMNP’s activities from the previous year, a discussion on possible 2018 priorities, a budget overview and a recruitment discussion. Here is the full agenda.

If you are unable to attend in person, a conference call option is available. Here are the call-in instructions:

  1. Dial the Access Number: 651-259-1938
  2. Enter Code: 0188869 and press #
  3. Announce your name and press #

If you have any questions, please contact GMNP Executive Director Dan Dorman at or 612-245-5204.

CERTs to roll out Renewable Energy for Greater Minnesota program

This month the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) will roll out the “Renewable Energy for Greater Minnesota” program that will run through September 2019.

A USDA Renewable Energy Development Assistance grant enables CERTs to offer custom project assistance and tools to farmers and rural small businesses interested in pursuing renewable energy projects. CERTs will also assist individuals and businesses navigate the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and other funding mechanism processes. Fact sheets on solar, biomass, and small wind options are available.

If you would like to discuss a potential project, email Fritz Ebinger or call him at 612-626-1028.