To promote much needed biomass acreage, Urs Eggimann, with the support of Ray Robertson and his team at Grey Ag Services in Markdale, conducted a 2-hour information session with farmers in the Grey-Bruce region. The chief objective was to motivate leaders in the farming community of Grey & Bruce Counties to plant switchgrass and set the foundation for future biomass market requirements.
OBPC favours many farms with a modest purpose grown biomass acreage to create a low risk start-up biomass base in Ontario. Once farmers are comfortable and knowledgeable with biomass crops, they will be ready to increase acreage substantially to meet industry needs.
Growing Switchgrass in Grey County is the link of the Markdale presentation.