2022 MREC Annual Conference – Registration Open!
Join us for the 59th Annual Rural Energy Conference and Pre-Conference from February 9 -11, 2022. The Pre-Conference (Feb 9th) will provide the audience with a basic understanding of stray voltage sources and solutions and present the current state and challenges to measure and determine the sources of voltage and current on a farm. The Conference (Feb 10 – 11) will focus on energy issues in agriculture. Details:
Location: Radisson – La Crosse, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601
Dates: February 9 -11,2022. Pre-Conference on Stray Voltage Feb 9. Conference on energy issues Feb 10-11, 2022
Registration: CLICK HERE to register.
Brochure: Download the 2022 MREC Annual Conference Brochure for more details.
2021 Stray Voltage Investigation Courses – Cancelled
The 2021 Stray Voltage courses: Introduction to Stray Voltage, Stray Voltage Testing, and Advanced Stray Voltage Investigation have been cancelled due to due to the surging COVID Delta variant. We are working to re-schedule these courses for the Spring of 2022. Please stay tuned for updates!
Past Conferences and Presentations
- The 2021 MREC Rural Energy Conference was cancelled due to uncertainty around travel restrictions and large group gatherings.
- The 2020 MREC Rural Energy Conference was held February 12-14 at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin. See the 2020 archives for presentations. Speakers presented about proper stray voltage measurement techniques, new challenges for regional energy transmission with wind and solar power generation, impact of trade agreements on farmers, energy use comparison of robotic milking compared to other systems, carbon footprint of swine systems, stray voltage effects on cow health, livestock used to manage land under solar arrays, a comparison of different types of dairy farms and their energy use, applied ethics, first hand experiences of managing a large scale robotic dairy, and converting digesters to natural gas.
Archives of the brochures and presentations from previous annual MREC conferences can be found here.
Credit for Professional Training
- If you participated in an educational opportunity hosted by the Midwest Rural Energy Council and would like information on how to document instructional hours for professional training credit, click here. You can get documentation for participation in the MREC Annual Conference or the Stray Voltage Investigator’s Training held in May in Wisconsin.