March 15, 6pm–7:30pmWhere
Licking County Ag Center 771 East Main St, Newark, OH 43055
Licking County has been involved in a variety of major energy development projects. These include oil and gas exploration, pipelines, transmission line refits and now, utility-scale solar energy. The Licking County Farm Bureau is in some ways unique: There are members who support a variety of energy projects and others who have questions and concerns that need to be addressed. Farm Bureau believes everyone needs to be heard and everyone needs to recognize their civic responsibility to be engaged in discussions.
In general, Farm Bureau policy supports energy development efforts that involve the project developer, utilities, regulatory agencies, government at the local, state and federal levels, economic development authorities and community groups. These efforts should focus on creation of projects that address environmental concerns, consider aesthetic needs and provide economic benefits to landowners and the community.
Informational meeting planned
Licking County Farm Bureau members are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Ohio Power Siting Board process and how to be involved on March 15, 2021 at 6 pm. This is a members only meeting and will be held both in person and virtually. Members can attend in person (20 person limit) at the Licking County Ag Center, 771 East Main Street, Newark. Those wishing to attend in person must register by calling 740-452-2356, and seats will be filled on a first-call basis. Those wishing to attend virtually can register here or by calling the number above. The meetings will be held simultaneously. Guest speaker for the evening will be Dale Arnold, director of energy, utility and local government policy with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.