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OSU Extension Shale Education Program

Informing landowners who are dealing with shale development is the goal of a day-long workshop offered in Mahoning County by OSU Extension.   "Shale and You:  A Workshop for Landowners" will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, Ohio.   OSU Extension's Agricultural and Resource Law Program is sponsoring the workshop with grant assistance from the USDA's North Central Risk Management Education Center and host support from OSU Extension Mahoning County.

Educators in OSU Extension's Shale Education Program will provide an update on shale development in Ohio and address the topics of taxation of shale development income, wealth management, pipeline construction, oil and gas leasing issues and water testing.   In addition to presentations on each topic, the team will also provide information displays and the opportunity to speak individually with educators.  A discussion with a family who recently  experienced shale development on their farm will conclude the workshop.

Registration is $15.  Materials and refreshments are guaranteed to those who register by February 18.  Session and speaker listings, a registration form and other details are available at   For shale development resources, visit the OSU Extension Shale Education Program website at

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