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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977

91 STAT. 1013

(including irrigation pumps, crop dryers and curers, and electric vehicles), and the development of new technologies to be used on farms which are powered by other than fossil fuels or derivatives thereof. ADVISORY COMMITTEE

SEC. 1451. In order to assist the Secretary in carrying out functions Establishment, assigned to the Secretary under part 4 of this subtitle, the Secretary authorization. 7 USC 3252. is authorized to establish an advisory committee within the Department of Agriculture or utilize an existing advisory committee, if a suitable one exists, for such purposes. PART 4—^MODEL FARMS AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS •


SEC. 1452. (a) In order to promote the establishment and operation of solar energy demonstration farms within each State, the Secretary shall distribute funds to carry out the activities described in subsections (b) and (c) of this section and section 1453 of this title to one or more of the following in each State: the State department of agriculture, the State cooperative extension service, the State agricultural experiment station, foresti-y schools eligible to receive funds under the Act of October 10, 1962 (76 Stat. 806-807, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 582a, 582a-l—582a-7), or colleges and universities eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30.1890 (26 Stat. 417-419, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 321-326 and 328), including Tuskegee Institute (hereinafter in this part referred to as "eligible institutions"), in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe. (b) The recipient or recipients in such State shall— (1) establish at least one large model farm which— (A) demonstrates all the solar energy projects determined by the Secretary, in consultation with the recipient or recipients, to be useful and beneficial to the State; (B) is located in the State on land owned or operated by that State and, if practicable, on the State agricultural experiment station farm land; and (C) includes other farming practices, such as raising livestock and crops, in order to provide a model of a farm which applies new and improved methods of agriculture through the use of solar energy as a means of heating, cooling, drying, or curing crops, and providing other farm needs; (2) sell the products of the model farm established under paragraph (1) of this subsection and pay to the Secretary that portion of the proceeds received through each such sale as bears the same proportion to the total proceeds as the grants under this section bear to the total cost of operating the farm. The Secretary shall deposit such funds into a fund which shall be available without fiscal year limitation for use in carrying out the provisions of this part; (3) provide tours of the model farm to farmers and other interested groups and individuals and, upon request, provide such farmers, groups, and individuals with information concerning the operation of such model farm and the demonstrations, if any, established by it under section 1453 of this title; (4) determine the costs of energy, the income, and the total cost of the model farm; and

7 USC 3261.

Sale of farm produce.

Farm tours.

Cost determination.