University of Illinois Extension

Stanley (Jay) Solomon
Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
Jo Daviess/Stephenson/Winnebago Unit
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006

Stanley "Jay" Solomon provides leadership in environmental and energy programs in northwest Illinois for landowners, homeowners and residents. His areas of focus include: energy conservation, development of alternative energy sources, and enhancement and protection of natural resources.

Solomon graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree and master's degree in agricultural engineering. He joined University of Illinois Extension in 1999, after spending 6 years with Missouri Extension. Solomon has worked with several programming teams including engineering, animal systems, consumer economics, and natural resources. This background provides a breath of knowledge and experience to draw upon for addressing rising issues.

Among his accomplishments, Solomon holds a professional engineering license in agricultural engineering. He has also received a University of Illinois Extension Award of Excellence, individual category; two U of I Extension Award of Excellence, team category awards, Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), and regional winner in the Fact Sheet and Publication categories sponsored by NACAA.

Solomon's professional affiliations include American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and National Association of County Agricultural Agents.

Program Offerings

Biomass for Heat and Power

Composting (livestock manure, mortality, and commercial)

Home Energy Efficiency

Indoor Air Quality

Invasive Species Management (insect and plants)

Livestock Grazing Management

Livestock Building Ventilation

Manure Management and Environmental Regulation Compliance

Radon Awareness

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Landscaping

Water Quality and Quantity

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