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Scott Sanford

Scott Sanford

Expert on energy conservation for agricultural enterprises, renewable energy, biomass energy

Senior outreach specialist, biological systems engineering College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-262-5062 Home page


  • Energy conservation for dairy farms, irrigation, greenhouses, grain drying, potato/onion storage, lighting, ventilation, maple syrup production
  • Renewable energy education: wind, solar photovoltaic, solar water heating, biomass combustion, biogas
  • Energy audit tools for energy conservation and renewable energy estimation
  • Irrigation water management, soil moisture sensing, irrigation system uniformity testing


  • Rural Electricity Resource Council Electric Technology Award, for leadership in the development and implementation of energy efficient technologies for agriculture, 2009
  • Author of many extension publications on energy conservation for agriculture: