The "Ag Forum” has been a successful tool for bringing together a diverse group of participants—in some cases, groups without prior relationships—to raise awareness, share information, form new collaborations, and establish new visions regarding policy and program opportunities to increase energy efficiency on farms and ranches, and in rural communities. The Ag Forum focuses on advancing programs and policies that can help the agricultural community realize the benefits of more efficient energy use in agricultural operations and processes, as well as issues related to increasing the sustainability of the agricultural sector.
The 2010 ACEEE Forum on Energy Efficiency in Agriculture was held February 7–10, 2010 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The Forum focused on the importance of energy efficiency as a “first fuel” not only on the farm or ranch, but in the wider rural community.
The 2008 ACEEE Forum on Energy Efficiency in Agriculture took place February 20–22, 2008 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 101 E. Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa.
2005: Increasing Energy Efficiency in the Agriculture Sector: Farms, Ranches, and Rural Small Businesses
The 1st ACEEE Forum on Energy Efficiency in Agriculture, organized in cooperation with Iowa Energy Center and Iowa State University, University Extention, was held November 14 - 16, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Embassy Suites Hotel - On the River.