The annual meeting will be held on February 15, 2018 at Highbanks Metropark in Lewis Center, OH. It includes a presentation by FracTracker’s Great Lakes Program Coordinator, Ted Auch, PhD.
8:30 am Registration with Coffee and Doughnuts
9:00 am Welcome and Announcements – Larry Tornes
9:15 am An Overview of Current and Future Energy Distribution Projects in Ohio – Dale Arnold, Director of Energy Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau
9:45 am The Land-Use Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing in Southeast Ohio: Transmission Lines, Gathering Lines, Compressors, Water Storage, etc, -Walter E. “Ted” Auch, The FracTracker Alliance, Cleveland, OH
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Boots on the Ground: A Soil Scientist’s Experience with Monitoring Pipeline Construction – Joe Ringler, Private Consultant
11:00 am Impacts of Pipeline Installations to Ohio Soils and Cropland Productivity – Steve Culman, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, The Ohio State University
11:30 am Panel Discussion on the Impact of Energy Distribution Systems on Soil and Water Quality in Ohio
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm SoilExplorer.net – Soil Properties and Landscapes at Your Fingertips – Darrell Schulze, Dept. of Agronomy, Purdue University and the ISEE Network
2:00 pm Business Meeting – Larry Tornes
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