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Fiscal Impacts of Different Land Uses: The Pennsylvania Experience in 2006
Fiscal Impacts of Different Land Uses: The Pennsylvania Experience in 2006 - Articles Articles
This publication uses the experiences of selected Pennsylvania townships to illustrate the potential fiscal impacts of different land uses. More
Good communication between farmers and neighbors can keep relations positive.
Finding the Common Ground: Good Neighbor Relations: Advice and Tips from Farmers - Articles Articles
Land development is bringing residential development into agricultural areas. New residents may have misconceptions about farms, and conflicts can arise between farm and nonfarm neighbors. More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 1-What Do We Do Now?
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 1-What Do We Do Now?

Walt Whitmer, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This workbook takes the necessary first step of asking the question: "What are we doing now?" More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 2-What Shapes Our Future?
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This workbook helps to better understand the larger context and environment in which a group exists and the forces that might affect its future. More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 3-What Are We Going to Do?
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 3-What Are We Going to Do? - Articles Articles
This workbook helps review or create a mission and vision statement, identify and prioritize group goals, and match those goals to the group's organizational structure. More
Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 4-Making It Happen
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 4-Making It Happen

Walt Whitmer, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This action plan will provide you with the road map you'll need to stay on course, ensure accountability, and evaluate your successes. Strategic planning without this step is a waste of time. More
Choosing Our Direction: A Primer on Strategic Planning and Visioning
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This booklet will help explain strategic planning, including who should be involved, what needs to be done to make it successful, and whether an organization is ready to undertake such an effort. More
Many people choose to live in the country because they cherish the peace and quiet, the wide open spaces, and the beauty of nature.
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Country Living: A Guide for Homeowners

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

This article will help people living in or considering a move to the country understand the basics about how government and community services and utilities work in rural areas in Pennsylvania. More
Understanding the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions
Understanding the Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions - Articles Articles
In November 1997, Pennsylvania voters approved a change in the Commonwealth constitution to allow a method of real property tax relief, a homestead exclusion, to be implemented in Pennsylvania. More
The Joy of Farm Watching: A Roadside Guide to Pennsylvania Agriculture
The Joy of Farm Watching: A Roadside Guide to Pennsylvania Agriculture - Articles Articles
This pocket-sized guide provides annotated roadside photographs of typical and common farm types in Pennsylvania and is intended as an introduction to farmology--the study of farms and farming. More
Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture
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Finding the Common Ground: Understanding Your Community's Agriculture

Charles Abdalla, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

When you live in the country, a basic understanding of agriculture's contribution to the community is useful. More
Downtown Business Communities and Marcellus Shale Development in PA
Downtown Business Communities and Marcellus Shale Development in PA - Articles Articles
Insights of a survey on how PA's downtown business communities are responding to the opportunities and challenges arising from the development of Marcellus shale. More
Dairy cows
Pennsylvania Dairy Farms and Marcellus Shale, 2007-2010 - Articles Articles
This article examines trends in dairy production and cow numbers in relation to drilling activity. More
Residents of Bradford and Tioga County who leased their property for natural gas drilling were surveyed.
Natural Gas Lessors' Experiences in Bradford and Tioga Counties, 2010 - Articles Articles
Results of a household survey sent to 1,000 landowners located within 1,000 feet of active Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania's Bradford and Tioga Counties in fall 2010. More
Gas Leasing Scams:
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Gas Leasing Scams:

Cathy F. Bowen, Ph.D., Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

Understanding who is trying to lease your natural gas rights is important. More
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