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Title:Wind Farms in Central Illinois
Author(s):Lloyd, Randall
Subject(s):renewable energy
wind power
Abstract:Presented by Randall Lloyd - Agricultural Awareness Coordinator for the University of Illinois Extension, McLean County. Randall Lloyd is involved with the Twin Groves Wind Farm in eastern McLean County as a land and turbine owner. He and his family have been involved with the project since its inception in 2001 and now have four turbines on their property southeast of Ellsworth. As part of his role as Agricultural Awareness Coordinator, Lloyd has developed a tour program where participants are able to observe the turbines "up close and personal!" The two-hour tour includes the geography, geology and history of McLean County and the part these each play in the development of the Twin Groves Wind Farm. He also has a program for audiences unable to actually visit the wind farm. Over the past two years, more than 1,000 people have participated in these two programs, including visitors from six states and 44 foreign countries. He will share this program with us and provide insights about wind turbines and agriculture in Central Illinois.
Issue Date:2009-02-05
Series/Report:Sustainable Seminar Series
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-10-03

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