Special Briefing Highlights Current Developments on Wind Energy Development

Crawford County Farm Bureau members and their guests are invited to attend a special wind energy development briefing sponsored by the Crawford County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees and Public Policy Action Team. The briefing will be held Tuesday Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Evangelical Pietist Church located at 3535 Chatfield Center Rd., Bloomville.

The program will be facilitated by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Director for Energy, Utility and Local Government Issues, Dale Arnold.

“Over the next several years Ohioans will be involved in a variety of energy generation, transmission and distribution projects. These include several utility scale renewable energy generation projects being considered in Crawford and surrounding counties,” Arnold said.

During the briefing Arnold will discuss potential wind energy generation evaluation activities in Crawford County, energy market trends, remediation standards, as well as regulatory agencies governing different types of energy development. Issues concerning eminent domain and farmland preservation will be explored, as well as what landowners should consider as they evaluate lease and easement agreements.

Arnold has been involved in energy and utility related issues since 1995. He represents farm and rural residential energy consumers on a variety of government working groups and public utility advisory boards concerning energy development. He has extensive experience working with county Farm Bureaus and local residents, helping communities evaluate development projects concerning electric generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure.

The meeting is for Farm Bureau members and their guests. Non-members can sign up for a membership onsite to join the meeting. For more information, contact the Crawford County Farm Bureau at 800-327-6055 or [email protected].