2013 Environmental Stewards: Russell Brothers Wind Power

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The Russell Brothers, Monticello, Iowa, have been farming in the county since the Civil War and produce 14,000 wean to finish pigs each year. The farm built a wind turbine that provides 60-80% of the farms total electrical energy needs each year. The Russell brothers expect it will pay for itself in five years.

The farm is looking into other sources of renewable and clean energy, including solar an anaerobic digestion.

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