Agricultural Equipment Rebates

Stearns Electric Association offers Energy Efficiency rebates to help our agricultural members be more energy efficient.


  1. Pre-approval of the rebate application is required.
  2. The member is responsible for checking with Stearns Electric Association to verify funding availability and program parameters.
  3. Stearns Electric Association may conduct an inspection of the project site prior to approval.
  4. Installation must be complete before funds are issued.
  5. Itemized invoices from equipment vendors must accompany the rebate application.
  6. Invoices must itemize labor charges, quantity and price of the equipment installed.
  7. Invoices must include manufacturer and model numbers for equipment included in the rebate request.
  8. The maximum rebate amount is limited to 25% of the equipment costs or $10,000, whichever is less. Based on project type there are caps for each rebate.


Fill out the appropriate application below and return the completed application, along with a copy of itemized invoices, to:

Stearns Electric Association
ATTN: Agriculture Rebates
PO Box 816
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Ag Dairy
Members who purchase and install a new dairy free heater, dairy plate cooler, robotic milking system, vacuum pump VSD, and/or milk pump VSD.

Ag Irrigation Variable Frequency Drive
Members who purchase a new variable frequency drive for irrigators.

Ag Livestock Waterer
Members who purchase and install a new livestock waterer.

Ag Ventilation
Members who purchase and install energy efficient ventilation systems.


  • Agriculture Engine Block Timer
  • Agriculture Hog Farrowing Mat
  • Try Before You Buy Forklift
  • Agricultural members may also qualify for a number of our Commercial Equipment Rebates.


Call our Energy Services department during business hours at (800) 962-0655.