The Utah Wind Working Group will hold a series of free renewable energy workshops around the state in early February, to provide information about harnessing wind power and other renewable energy resources.

Participants will receive information about grants and loans specifically created to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers develop wind power, geothermal, solar and biomass projects.

The workshops will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Comfort Suites hotel in St. George, on Feb. 9 at the USDA Service Center in Provo, and on Feb. 10 at Utah State University in Logan. For more information, call 801-538-5413 or 801-524-4328.