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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Natural Gas Utilization by Ohio Agriculture

Jan 14, 2014, 9:00am - 4:00pm

With Ohio continuing to experience relatively low natural gas prices, more farmers, greenhouse operators and other agricultural producers are considering substituting natural gas for other fossil fuels.

Those who want to know more about the pros and cons of doing so may attend “Natural Gas Utilization by Ohio Agriculture,” a 9 a.m.-4 p.m. workshop on Jan. 14 at Ohio State University’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus.

The event, including lunch, is free, but space is limited and registration in advance is required. To register, contact Mike Kositzke, project coordinator of Ohio State’s Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC), at 614-688-1566 or

The workshop is sponsored by SERC and Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

“With the low prices of natural gas the past few years, plus all of the shale gas development in the state, natural gas has gotten the attention of a lot of people, including farmers,” said workshop organizer Douglas Southgate, professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics and associate director of SERC. “They’re wondering if they can save some coin by switching to natural gas.”

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