OSU Extension Shale Education Program

The OSU Extension Shale Education Program serves to educate landowners and communities on the development of Ohio's shale resources.

Looking for information on shale development, pipelines, water issues, community issues, seismic testing, and more?
Visit our Shale Library.

New Webinars are Available!

The Ohio State University's Shale Energy Work Group meets the last Tuesday of every month (except December). A part of each meeting is an educational webinar presentation, that is available via CarmenConnect (OSU's version of Adobe Connect). Presently, the entire meeting is archived via the links below.

August 2016 Webinar

Crime and Fracking

by Dr. Joe Donnemoyer, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University


April 2016 Webinar

A Case Study of Revenue Streams in Shale Communities

by Cindy Bond, OSU Extension


March 2016 Webinar

ODNR Update

by Mike McCormac, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management


February 2016 Webinar

Selling Royalties/Mineral Rights

by Dan Lima, OSU Extension, Belmont County


January 2016 Webinar

Southeast Ohio University Research Park: Beyond a Vision

by Paul Brown & Pamela Jira, Southeast Ohio High Tech Corridor Project


July 2014 Webinar

Community Issues Program

by Jo Sexton, President, Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce and

Chasity Schmenzenbach, Director, Noble County Emergency Management Agency


June 2014 Webinars

Shale Finances--Taxes

by David Marrison, OSU Extension

Choosing Your Personal Financial Advisor (begins at minute 40 on video)

by Betsy DeMatteo, OSU Extension


May 2014 Webinar

What Ohio Farm Bureau is Seeing in the State with Oil and Gas

by Dale Arnold, Ohio Farm Bureau

March 2014 Webinar

OSU Shale Workgroup Environmental Issues Subcommittee Update

by Joe Bonnell, School of Environment and Natural Resources, OSU

February 2014 Webinar

Update on Shale Development in Ohio

by Mike McCormac, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

OSU Extension's Shale Education Program serves to educate landowners and communities on the development of Ohio's shale resources. The program is comprised of Ohio State Extension educators and field specialists around the state. For questions on a particular topic area, contact the team members listed under "Contact Extension."

Ohio State University Extension is part of the world's largest non-formal educational system. Extension's hallmark is programming delivered by professionals to address the needs of the local community while also addressing state, national, and global issues. Our practical educational programs combine the needs of local citizens and communities with new research and technical information by their areas of expertise.

Funding for the Shale Education Program library was provided in part by the North Central Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Columbus Foundation.


  1. OSU Extension Hosts Educational Meeting on Pipelines

    Oct 6, 2015

    Senecaville, Ohio -- OSU Extension's meeting on pipelines held at Secrest Senior Center drew the interest of nearly 100 landowners from eastern Ohio on July 24, 2012. OSU Extension Educator Mark Landefeld and Peggy Hall, director of OSU Extension's Agricultural and Resource Law Program, discussed the gas pipeline development process, potential impacts of pipelines and terms to consider when negotiating pipeline easements. The two are part of an OSU Extension team currently developing a series of publications on pipeline development issues.

  2. Natural Gas Gold Rush: Is Your State Next?

    Oct 6, 2015

    OSU Extension personnel were featured in a July 2, 2012 article by USA Today. Dr. Ken Martin, Associate Director of OSU Extension, and OSU Educators Mike Hogan and Steve Schumacher were quoted in the article discussing the impacts of the oil and gas industry. The entire story can be found here.

  3. Analysts: Ohio Must Take Steps Soon to Counter Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle

    Oct 6, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio needs to take steps to make sure the state benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short- and long-term, a new policy brief from Ohio State University suggests.

    Without action, regions of the Buckeye state could enter a boom/bust cycle that would likely have long-lasting negative effects, the analysts said.