The Oklahoma State UniversityCooperative Extension Service and the National Agricultural Law
Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are hosting a Wind Energy Leasing Program Workshop on July 14.  The workshop will be held the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma.    

The workshop is free, and participants are encouraged to pre-register before July 6 by calling the OSU Cooperative Extension office in Woodward at 580-254-3391.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the workshop will conclude at 4:30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided to workshop participants by the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Corporation. 

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The workshop is provided with grant funds provided through the Southern Risk Management Education Center under a grant titled, “Wind Leasing:  Understanding and Limiting Legal Liability.”

The workshop will be held the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma.   The workshop is geared toward landowners who may be approached for wind energy development, said Shannon Ferrell, assistant professor of agricultural law at Oklahoma State University.

“We want to provide landowners an opportunity to learn the basics of the electrical industry and how wind energy fits into that,” Ferrell said. “We also want them to learn what it takes for the landowners and the developers to have a successful wind energy project and to help landowners make informed decisions when entering into a wind energy lease.”

Other industry professionals will be on hand at the workshop to cover topics such as the impact of wind energy farms on wildlife; how wind farms affect the community in the areas of aesthetics, noise, tax revenue and impact on roads and highways; and the basics of wind energy and the grid.

This article posted July 5, 2012.