Ohio State Extension educators are available to offer information on leasing, property rights, and associated issues as well as guidance on local government and community economic development challenges and opportunities as the development of the resource proceeds.

Cindy Bond-Zielinski, assistant professor and Extension Educator for Community Development in OSU Extension, focuses on economic development with specialization in evaluation development, strategic planning and community planning of the Appalachian area in Ohio. Contact: bond-zielinski.1@osu.edu

Don Breece is the Assistant Director of OSU Extension for Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as an associate professor in agricultural, environmental and development economics. Contact: breece.2@osu.edu

Joe Bonnell, program director in environment & natural resources extension program, manages the Ohio Watershed Network and the Ohio Watershed Academy websites. His focus is community-based and collaborative approaches to watershed management in Ohio and human dimensions of ecosystem-based management. Contact: bonnell.8@osu.edu

Karen Bruns is an associate professor and Assistant Director of OSU Extension for Family & Consumer Sciences. Contact: bruns.1@osu.edu

Greg Davis is an associate professor and Assistant Director of OSU Extension for Family & Community Development. Contact: davis.1081@osu.edu

Dave Goerig is the extension educator in agricultural and natural resources Mahoning County for OSU Extension. Contact: goerig.1@osu.edu

Bill Grunkemeyer is faculty emeritus from OSU Extension County Operations. Contact: grunkemeyer.1@osu.edu

Ron Hendrick is the director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Contact: hendrick.15@osu.edu

Mike Hogan, associate professor and Extension Educator for OSU Extension, has provided leadership for the development and implementation of educational programs for landowners on topics related to leasing farmland for oil and gas production. Hogan has consulted with many landowners on specific issues related to leases, contracts, water testing, and the economic impact of shale gas development. Contact: hogan.1@osu.edu

Dee Jepsen, assistant professor in food, agricultural and biological engineering, specializes in outreach education and applied agricultural research in the areas of agricultural safety and rescue, rural roadway safety and disaster and preparedness recovery. Contact: jepsen.4@osu.edu

Mark Landefeld, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Monroe County, works with landowners and public officials on leasing issues, environmental information and general oil and gas education. Contact: landefeld.6@osu.edu

Clif Little is an associate professor and extension educator for Guernsey and Noble counties for OSU Extension. One of his focuses is educating landowners about drilling and leasing rights. Contact: little.16@osu.edu

Mike Lloyd, Ohio State University Extension Educator for Community Development, Noble County/Buckeye Hills EERA, was appointed as Co-Leader of the Ohio Shale Work Group at OSU Extension. His interests include the economic impact of the gas play including effects on local communities, leadership, infrastructure needs and demands and on philanthropic possibilities within the affected region.

Joe Lucente is an Extension Agent in Community and Economic Development with OSU Extension/Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Working out of Lucas County, he is responsibile for research, education and technology transfer of information concerning the Great Lakes and the development of the economic climate in Toled and the Maumee Bay area. Contact: lucente.6@osu.edu

Ken Martin is Chair of Ohio State University Extension, where he leads efforts to identify, monitor and assess critical programming efforts within identified Extension themes, including addressing methods of strengthening program teams and team leaders for outreach to communities. Contact: martin.1540@osu.edu

Rose Merkowitz is an associate professor and extension educator for community development in for OSU Extension. Contact: merkowitz.1@osu.edu

Myra Moss is an associate professor and extension educator for community development in for OSU Extension. Contact: moss.63@osu.edu

Gary Mullins is faculty emeritus from the School of Environmental and Natural Resources and Assistant Director of Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), specializing in natural resource communication. Contact: mullins.2@osu.edu

Becky Nesbitt, assistant professor and Educator for Community Development with OSU Extension, provides educational resources to help Ohio’s communities identify and strengthen their economic opportunities. Nesbit empowers nonprofit board members and staff, community leaders, development professionals, and educators to enhance the capacity and infrastructure of nonprofit organizations and help grow an awareness of the power of community-based philanthropy. As a part of OSU Extension’s Community Development team, she also works with individuals in businesses and organizations to help them develop strong organizational and leadership skills. Contact: nesbitt.21@osu.edu

Chris Penrose is an associate professor and extension educator for Morgan County with OSU Extension. One of his focuses is educating landowners about drilling and leasing rights. Contact: little.16@osu.edu

Steve Prochaska is the extension educator in agricultural and natural resources in OSU Extension for Crawford County. Contact: prochaska.1@osu.edu

Eric Romich is an extension educator for community development in for OSU Extension County Operations. Contact: romich.2@osu.edu

Stephen Schumacher is the Ohio State University Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, in Belmont County and the OSU Shale Education Work Group Co-Leader. His interests include, Landowner, Public Official and Community Education and Awareness. Contact: schumacher.1@osu.edu

Sharon Seiling, associate professor of consumer sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology, works on personal financial management, sustainable families and communities. Contact: seiling.1@osu.edu

Howard Siegrist is the faculty emeritus, formerly an associate professor, from OSU Extension in Licking County, where he served for over 25 years. Contact: siegrist.1@osu.edu

Anastasia Snyder is an associate professor in human development and family sciences. She focuses on family demography, youth development, transition to adulthood and rural families and youth. Contact: snyder.893@osu.edu

Gwen Wolford is the director for government relations for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Contact: wolford.1@osu.edu

Chris Zoller is an extension educator in agricultural and natural resources and County Extension Director for Tuscarawas County for OSU Extension. Contact: zoller.1@osu.edu