For landowner Jamie Ulrich, it started with a letter in the mail. Then there were a few phone calls, and one day last winter Ulrich found a note hanging from the doorknob of his Clearfield County farmhouse...
In the process of searching for reliable information, Burd turned to Cooperative Extension. After attending two extension workshops and consulting further with extension educators over the phone, he realized the importance of drawing up a lease with addenda that protected him, his farm, and the environment.
In a vocational agriculture course at Bradford High School, students are using a CD-based Cooperative Extension short course to learn about gas well drilling and private water supplies.
Recently, a Williamsport community organization called Technology Futures held a workshop in cooperation with extension, natural gas companies, and realtors, focusing on doing business in a gas economy.
Becky and Kevin Smith of Herrick Township this month established a foundation that will use the proceeds from their natural gas leases to create scholarships for deserving people in the area who want to advance their formal education.