Help is available for you to reduce your energy costs for both your farm and farm residence in the form of:
Over $1 million is available for Missouri livestock farms—call the MAESTRO team today to find out how you can save! 1.800.732.1399
MAESTRO has two main goals: to conserve energy and stimulate the economy.
The MAESTRO program offers qualifying livestock operations:
Funding for this agricultural energy efficient retrofit program is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
“The whole process has been great. I’ve saved lots of money, and my flocks have gotten a lot better; even the bird quality is better. This has been more than just energy savings. The audit was able to let me know what things I could put in and change in my barns to help save money and energy.”
“The process is very simple and very easy. The audit provided me a lot more information than I was looking for, which wasn’t a bad thing!”
“Everything in this program worked out very well for our operation. A big positive factor for us was how easy it was to access someone in the program when we had a question or needed to discuss our farm. Everyone has been great to work with.”
Stuber’s EMP estimates that he will save $591 on his energy cost per year by changing his old vacuum pump to a new variable speed pump. He is very happy with the new equipment, and is looking forward to the savings.
“The cost-savings of converting from halide to T5 lights were definitely a benefit to my farm. The old lights would buzz and hum, and the starters were definitely a headache. The new lights not only save energy but also provide an excellent light source. I would have to say that it is a pretty painless procedure to go through the MAESTRO program.”
“The MAESTRO program has been wonderful! To be honest, it almost seemed too good to be true when I first heard about it. We needed to make upgrades on our barn, and this program helped us do this. The changes are already making a difference – the insulated curtains, more efficient heaters and lights. Everything works together to help save energy.”
“I am a producer that is always looking for improvements. I replaced six waterers that were installed in the 1970’s to six new energy free waterers. I feel this program has helped reduce the cost on my family’s farm.”
“Thanks to your program I put in LED lights to help cut cost of lighting. The evaluation you did on my farm was helpful in making the decision to do this as was the help of the cost. Anything an established farmer can do to better the cost and equipment they use is a plus in a competitive field.”