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Ohio farm group to host fracking webinar

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The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association will host an educational webinar on the controversial subject of high-volume hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.

The internet broadcast, entitled “Fracking and Farmland: What Farmers and Landowers Need to Know About the Risks to Air, Water and Land,” will provide information to Ohio farmers and landowners about the fracking process and its potential environmental impacts. Featuring analysis by the Ohio Environmental Council, the session is aimed at giving farmers and landowners the information they need to make informed decisions about whether to allow energy producing companies to lease their land for its gas and oil resources.


Shale gas producers have been exploring the Yellow Springs area for over a year for its potential to drill for natural gas. The fracking process is an energy and resource-intensive process with the potential to contaminate the air, land, and water resources nearby, particularly for organic farmers, according to the OEC.


Participants can watch the web-based seminar by registering online at The interactive session will also allow participants to ask questions and communicate with the presenter online.

The complete webinar will be recorded and available online in October. For more information, contact Renee Hunt at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 205 or



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