Free Shepherd Seminar – Is Solar Grazing Right for You? with Nick Armentrout
Sheep are naturally suited to the job of solar grazing. They enjoy the shade of the solar panels on hot days, napping and grazing where humans would struggle to reach. They are resourceful foragers, walking to search for vegetation that might otherwise become a shady nuisance for the solar company. This presentation will cover the ins and outs of solar grazing with sheep. What are the things you need to consider if you are interested in grazing solar sites with your sheep?
Nick Armentrout is project manager at Agrovoltaic Solutions Inc. and secretary of the American Solar Grazing Association. He has a professional background in small business and supply chain administration, sales, land and livestock management. Nick has spent most of his adult years somehow engaged with animal agriculture and organic farming. Initially ranching in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, he returned home to Maine to start Spring Creek Farm with his wife, Sarah, in 1998. Spring Creek Farm is a mixed-power, organic, horse, sheep, hay and small grain farm.