Save the Date! October 27, 2015 - Energy Infrastructure Workshop: Statewide Impacts of Shale and Alternative Energy Development

Oct 27, 2015, 9:00am - 4:15pm


Workshop agenda now available.

Energy Infrastructure Workshop: Statewide Impacts of Shale and Alternative Energy Development

Communities and individuals across Ohio are impacted directly by the Energy boom – through shale horizontal drilling, related business growth, and by pipelines crisscrossing all parts of the state. Energy companies are approaching landowners to lease their land and community leaders are experiencing an influx of workers and their families, impacting roads, social services, housing and schools.

OSU Extension is holding a one-day Energy Infrastructure Workshop to help communities throughout Ohio make sense of this energy boom – where it is going, what is likely to happen in the future, what are the social, economic and environmental changes to expect, and how might this effect me as a landowner or community leader. The workshop is targeted to help local leaders and Extension professionals answer questions and address issues of concern being raised in their communities. Some highlights of the October 27th event include:

  • The future of the shale oil and gas industry and the impact for Ohio,
  • Pipeline and infrastructure development across the state and how will this effect individuals and communities,
  • Regulation of pipelines – who is responsible and how are they involved,
  • Understanding landowners and community’s rights

General sessions will be held in the morning. Afternoon breakout sessions will follow two tracks: Community issues and landowner issues. Community issues will address public official’s roles, responsibilities and jurisdiction, working with pipeline companies, economic opportunities and challenges, and preparing for social, environmental and economic changes as well as other key topics.

Landowner issues will address good agricultural practices for pipeline development, financial management, legal aspects of leases, and buying and selling leases as well as other key topics.

The October 27th Energy Workshop will be held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center on The Ohio State University campus, 2201 Fred Taylor D., Columbus, OH, from 9 am - 4:15 pm.

Cost: $30.00


For more information, please contact Myra Moss ( or Chris Penrose (