Conference addresses “the myths of energy” March 27

Cooperative Extension is offering a Myths of Energy Summit II on March 27 at Lakeshore Technical College. The program will show farmers how to harvest energy and improve energy efficiency, offer information on anaerobic digesters and real life digester experiences, and whether it makes sense to use a wind turbine or solar thermal water heating.

Speakers are

  • Dr. Imad Mahawili, executive director of the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center;
  • Jenny Eigenberger, instructor at Lakeshore Technical College;
  • Dr. Kenn Buelow, general manager of Holsum Elm and Holsum Irish Dairies;
  • Benjamin Nusz, co-author of “Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems;”
  • Fred Daniels, WE Energies Comprehensive Agriculture Energy Efficiency Program.

An early bird registration of $20 is available until March 18. After that date registration costs will be $25. Registration fees include summit educational materials, lunch and beverages. To register send payment with contact information to Manitowoc County UW-Extension, Attn: Scott Gunderson, PO Box 1150, Manitowoc, WI 54221.

To learn more about the summit visit the Manitowoc County UW-Extension Office website at
Additional information will be available at

The Myths of Energy Summit is hosted by Manitowoc County University of Wisconsin-Extension, Lakeshore Technical College, Wisconsin Public Service, and Silver Lake College.