The weather is something we all have to deal with, but farmers are one group that is especially impacted. Bad weather gets in the way of us conducting business and providing for our families. I am excited to say that my family signed a lease with Invenergy. Invenergy is one of the two companies developing wind farms here in Pana. Amongst other things, they are bringing significant investment through lease payments made to farmers and landowners in the area. This alone can help farmers fend off bad times or poor crops.
Not only is this an opportunity for me, my family, and our family farm, but this is great for the community as a whole. When the time comes I hope our county board takes into account the financial benefits to farmers, the jobs created, and the increased school revenues. We all stand something to gain. Let’s produce clean American energy right here at home.
Don Wilhour, Pana