Energy Farm

The 320-acre Energy Farm on the Urbana-Champaign campus’ South Farms

In their search for alternative energy resources, researchers at the University of Illinois have access to this gigantic “living laboratory”

Required Safety Training




-Self Reporting of Energy Farm Daily Activity-

View ACES Safety Policy Here

 The privilege of working on the farm is contingent on strict adherence to safety guidelines and to prioritizing not only your personal safety but the health and safety of others.

 Steps to complete for safety training before starting work on the Energy Farm:

 Use GOOGLE CHROME as the browser to access the Compass 2g website because the Farm Hazard Training ONLY works well through this browser.  If you use any other browser you will not be able to hear the audio portion of the training and your Certificate of Completion may not print correctly at the end of the training module!  Follow these steps:

  1. Complete Basic Farm Hazard Training in Compass2G. 
    • Open Google Chrome and paste this link into the browser:
    • Sign into Compass2G using your NetID and Active Directory Password.
    •   Browse the Course Catalog for “ACES Safety”.
    • Under Course ID you will see aces_admin_train_141366
    • Highlight this course with your cursor and click on the grey arrow for a drop down menu which will allow you to “enroll”.   
    • You will self-enroll in the training module.  The module will personalize your Certificate of Completion with your name at the end of the training.
  2. Complete Energy Farm Specific Module in Compass2G
    • Fill out the training request at this link. REQUEST LINK -Once you receive confirmation that you are enrolled in the course, continue with the following steps:
    • Go to the following website
    • Sign into Compass2G using your NetID and Active Directory Password.
    • Select Course “Energy Farm Safety Training”
    • Watch the video presentation on Energy Farm Safety, click the “Reviewed” button below video when complete.
    • Review the Building Emergency Action Plan, click the “Reviewed” button when complete.
    • Complete the quiz
  3. Complete the Campus Division of Research Safety Hazard Communication Module

        All training certificate must be provided to your supervisor and Energy Farm

  4. Additional Resources: 
  5. Sign up to the Energy Farm mailing list 
  6. Task Specific Training Resources *Please note that in addition to viewing these videos below, you must complete a hands on training/orientation to be documented as completed before using these resources