Clinton County Auditor Terry Habermehl announced that he is partnering with the Clinton County Farm Bureau to provide an educational seminar on the basics of wind and solar energy geared toward farmers in Clinton County.
“My office is receiving an increasing number of calls from farmers regarding alternative forms of energy, especially solar energy,” Habermehl said. “I reached out to Ashley Rose with Clinton County Farm Bureau to partner with them in presenting this seminar,.”
The seminar will concentrate on the real estate process and laws governing the conversion of agricultural land to energy production.
It will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Wilmington and presented by Richard Hoffman. He is an attorney and consultant whose emphasis is state and local tax law. He has 20 years of experience and is a frequent speaker at auditor, treasurer, and school board meetings and conferences.
“As with any new revenue opportunity for local farms, knowledge is the key to growing a successful crop, and Clinton County Farm Bureau is committed to provide that information to our members,” said Kym Parks, President Clinton County Farm Bureau. “Solar and wind opportunities are very attractive to many in our region and we want to make that local farmers and land owners are prepared when the opportunity is available to them. We are glad to partner with the Clinton County Auditor to bring this program to our area.”
Habermehl and the Farm Bureau are encouraging anyone interested in learning more about this topic to attend this seminar.
“We are partnering to present information that we believe will allow farmers in the county to make more informed decisions about the conversion of agricultural land to energy production,” Habermehl said.