If you're interested in energy production from small on-farm wind turbines, North Dakota State University has a Webcast for you.

The Fargo-based univerisity has teamed with seven other state Extension departments to put on the Feb. 13 program.

"Basics of Farm/Residential Small Wind Turbines" will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST. Participants need a computer with Internet access to take part in the program, which will be held at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/nebraska.

Topics include applications, estimating wind turbine production, policies and economics, the process for installing small wind turbines, small wind system components and technology questions.

The presenter is Antonio C. Jimenez of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory/National Wind Technology Center. Jimenez is a member of the NREL Wind Powering America team and administers its Native American Anemometer Loan Program. He also provides analysis assistance to tribes contemplating wind energy projects.

When logging onto the Webcast, click on "click to enter" under the "enter as guest" heading.

Insert your name to enter the meeting space. The instructions that detail how to enter the integrated phone audio conference will be on the screen as you join the meeting.

Anytime before the Webcast, visit http://breeze.extension.iastate.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to test whether you can connect to the virtual meeting room.

To check the audio, connect to an archived Web seminar at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p48538028.

The Webcast is a joint activity of the High Plains Extension Energy Team for Community Development. The team consists of Extension professionals in North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota and Oklahoma.

For more information, contact Cole Gustafson, NDSU biofuels economist, at (701) 231-7096 or cole.gustafson@ndsu.edu.