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Oil and Gas Development Briefings being held across Ohio

Published Sep. 6, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Buckeye Farm News

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is holding a series of briefings across Ohio to help landowners learn more about emerging oil and gas issues in Ohio, how it will impact them and their communities and how they can potentially benefit from it.

The information sessions will be facilitated by Dale Arnold, director of energy services for Ohio Farm Bureau, and will feature resource speakers from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. A list of events is highlighted below.

“Many of Ohio’s rural areas will see a resurgence of oil and gas exploration,” Arnold said. “We are pleased to work closely with ODA Director James Zehringer and ODNR Director David Mustine as they provide leadership to make sure Ohio’s farmers and landowners are aware of how best to protect their interests before signing new lease agreements.”

New technology, access to deeper shale formations and revised estimates on petroleum and natural gas reserves are combining to create a potential economic boom in many of Ohio’s rural areas.

Briefing topics include legal issues concerning leasing, as well as regulations addressing oil and gas exploration. Additional information on how new energy projects could impact local planning and community development will be presented.

Oil and gas exploration, field operations and refining operations will span several decades. Many county Farm Bureau Public Policy Action Teams are working with landowners and residents for access to accurate information and answers. They have created policies advocating partnerships including residents, local businesses, government leaders and energy developers to create strategies that protect natural resources, enhance income, generate jobs and provide additional resources for communities and schools.

Oil & Gas Development Briefings

This listing includes programs sponsored by County Farm Bureau Public Policy Action Teams. Please contact the county Farm Bureau for registration and/or additional information.

Richland, Crawford and Morrow County Farm Bureaus

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m.

Special Briefing in Conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture

Richland County Longview Center, 1495 West Longview Ave., Mansfield

Contact the Richland County Farm Bureau office at 419.747.7488 for more information.

 

Erie, Huron and Lorain County Farm Bureaus

Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.           

Special Briefing in Conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture

New Russia Township Hall, 46268 Butternut Ridge Road, Oberlin

Contact the Lorain County Farm Bureau office at 440.774.2211 for more information.

 

Muskingum, Perry, Morgan, Guernsey and Noble County Farm Bureaus                       

Monday, Sept. 19,   7 p.m.

Special Briefing in Conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 400 Pleasant Grove Road, Zanesville   

Contact the Muskingum County Farm Bureau office at 740.452.2356 for more information.

 

Stark, Portage, Summit and Columbiana County Farm Bureaus

Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.           

Special Briefing in Conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture

Maplewood Career Center, 7075 SR 88, Ravenna

Contact the Portage County Farm Bureau office at 330.456.4889 for more information.

 

Holmes, Coshocton and Knox County Farm Bureaus  

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.         

Special Briefing in Conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture

West Holmes High School Theater, 10909 SR 39, Millersburg

Contact the Holmes County Farm Bureau office at 740.452.2356 for more information.   

 

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation            

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Special Briefing in Conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture       

Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg

Contact the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation at 614.246.8294 for more information.



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