Robert Whitescarver

Robert “Bobby” Whitescarver is a farmer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, a watershed restoration consultant, award-winning author, and teaches natural resources management at James Madison University. He can be reached through his website at


Utility-scale solar is coming to a farm near you

By: - October 2, 2023

We are undergoing a wonderful, historic, frustrating and devastating transition to renewable energy. Solar panels will be on buildings and parking lots, and in highway medians, landfills, and brownfields. Utility-scale solar should be installed in those places before we put it on farmland. But that’s not what’s happening. Like it or not, utility-scale solar is […]