No movement on wind, solar ordinances in Winfield Township

Wind and solar energy ordinance work continues to move slowly in the township.

The Winfield Township Board met on Oct. 14, but there were no updates regarding the township’s pending wind ordinance or solar ordinance.

Officials tour solar array at Herbruck’s organics facility

Submitted by Herbruck's Poultry Ranch

Local government officials, solar developers and others joined Herbruck’s employees to see the innovative way Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch uses sheep to keep vegetation cut around its solar array at Green Meadow Organics in Ionia County.

Montcalm County planners not interested in hosting wind, solar training sessions

Wind and solar energy are the two hottest zoning topics in Montcalm County these days.

They’re also two topics the Montcalm County Planning Commission wants to avoid when it comes to scheduling future educational zoning training sessions.

Winfield Township Planning Commission advances solar ordinance to township board

The Winfield Township Planning Commission voted 6-0 to advance a proposed solar ordinance to the township board after a three-hour meeting and public hearing last Saturday afternoon.

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch deploys sheep to graze grounds at organics facility

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch has implemented its newest innovation, a grass-cutting tool that doesn’t require gasoline or oil changes and that aerates grounds and spreads natural fertilizer: Sheep.