Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Event: Hydrofracking and Agriculture: the promise and the reality

Announcement: Hydrofracking and Agriculture - the promise and the reality
An open invitation to the farm community, property owners, and interested citizens
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7pm -9pm at Penn Yann Middle School Auditorium
sponsored by the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes

An Open Invitation… To the Farm Community, Property Owners and Interested Citizens
Hydrofracking & Agriculture the Promise & the Reality
A Farm Forum 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm
Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium
515 Liberty Street, Penn Yan
Panelists & General Topics:Klaas Martens, one of the largest organic farmers in New York State, will serve as the panel’s moderator

“Lessons to be learned: What a Look Back Tells Us about Farming and Fracking.” Ron Gulla and Terry Greenwood, farmers from Washington County, PA, will address what their experience with natural gas drilling and drilling companies on their land has taught them. 

“Leases and Your Best Interests.” Leslie Lewis, attorney with the NYC firm, Napoli, Bern and Ripka, will share information and answer questions about gas leases and the farmer. 

“What I Now Know and Should Have Known Then.” Ellen Harrison,  founder of Fleased Organization, will speak about her research and actual experience as a landowner with natural gas drilling companies. 

“Lessons Learned and Considerations for the Future.” Art Hunt,  vineyardist and co-owner of Hunt Country Vineyards - a fifth generation landowner/farmer in Yates County 

Related Topics and Issues
  • Question and Answer Session… Product Marketability
  •  Land Values  Impact on Well and Irrigation Waters  Country Living  Truck Traffic and Crop Health
  •  The Mennonite Community  Agritourism
  •  Health and Safety of our Neighbors
  •  Neighbor versus Neighbor
  •  Short Term vs. Long Term Gain
  •  Your Own Special Concern(s)
 Sponsored by The Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes

Hydrofracking is also known as hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracturing, and high volume slick water natural gas drilling.

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