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Fiscal Impacts of Different Land Uses: The Pennsylvania Experience in 2006
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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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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 2-What Shapes Our Future?

Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Walt Whitmer

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?
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Choosing Our Direction: Workbook 3-What Are We Going to Do?

Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Walt Whitmer, William Shuffstall

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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Choosing Our Direction: A Primer on Strategic Planning and Visioning

Walt Whitmer, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., William Shuffstall

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
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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
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
Pennsylvania's Gas Rush: Issues, Opportunities, and Education
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Penn State Extension recognized how important an issue gas exploration could be for Pennsylvania landowners and communities. More
Marcellus Shale Development and PA School Districts
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This article discusses what the growing Marcellus shale gas industry means for school districts by looking at Act 1 of Special Session 2005-2006 and its implications for augmenting school revenues. More
State Tax Implications of Marcellus Shale
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Development of Marcellus shale natural gas in Pennsylvania has brought with it many changes. More
Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Susquehanna and Washington Counties - Articles
This article provides insights from a study on municipal governments in Susquehanna and Washington Counties that have been experiencing significant Marcellus shale gas development. More
Beekeeping - Honey Bees
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Beekeeping - Honey Bees

Maryann Frazier, Tom Butzler, Lynn Kime, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Honey bees can be managed to produce many products, but they are even more valued for the major role they play in pollination of agricultural crops. 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
Natural Gas Drilling Effects on Municipal Governments Natural Gas Drilling Effects on Municipal Governments - Articles
This survey provided insights into what's occurring across the Commonwealth's Marcellus shale region during 2010. More
Impacts, Opportunities, and Challenges for Marcellus-Related Businesses
Impacts, Opportunities, and Challenges for Marcellus-Related Businesses - Articles Articles
This article describes the impacts of Marcellus shale development on Pennsylvania businesses that have intentionally positioned themselves to benefit from the increase in economic activities. More
Local business woman
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Local Business Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development

Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Melissa Ward

Results from a fall 2010 survey of local businesses in Bradford and Washington Counties to examine how local businesses are being affected by Marcellus shale development. More
Questions Citizens and Local Leaders Should Be Asking
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Questions Citizens and Local Leaders Should Be Asking

Kathryn Brasier, Ph.D., Neal Fogle, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

Foundational steps to assist local citizens and leaders in dealing with impacts of natural gas development. More
Gas Leasing Scams and Rip-Offs
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Gas Leasing Scams and Rip-Offs

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

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