Promising New Crop, by Jill K. Cliburn, Rural Electric, November 2004. A group of 46 farmers in south-central Minnesota hope wind turbines will improve the productivity of their fields; a G&T co-op will buy all 100 megawatts. Rural Electric is the magazine of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
"Getting Landowners through the First Steps: Land use decisions now have repercussions that stretch decades into the future" by William Opalka, North American WINDPOWER, Volume 2, Number 3, April 2005.
Harvesting The Wind
by Kindra Gordon
Looking for another crop to harvest? Consider the wind. Wind turbines are compatible with raising crops, forages and livestock, says Lisa Daniels, director of Windustry, a Minnesota-based organization devoted to educating landowners about wind energy. They take less than 2% of the land out of production, and it's an additional source of revenue. With wind energy potential pegged at 10,777 billion
Minnesota Public Radio, has a number of online articles and resources about Wind and other Renewable Energy sources
Minnesota's wind-power industry is picking up speed.
By Mary Hoff
Photography by Michael Petersen