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Workshop helps landowners understand oil and gas leases

Writer: Ms. Susan M. Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Producers and landowners can learn more about what to consider when leasing land for oil and gas drilling during a July 16 workshop.

Balancing Farm Success with Oil and Gas Growth will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Southwest Mississippi Community College in the Horace C. Holmes Student Union.

Topics include leasing, new technology, water testing, environmental concerns and farm planning. Speakers will help landowners understand financial impacts, legal obligations and environmental management strategies.

Registration is free but required by July 10. Online registration is available at A printable flyer with a mail-in registration form is available on the registration website. To register by phone, call 601-657-8937. Southwest Mississippi Community College is located at 1156 College Drive in Summit.

The workshop is a partnership among the Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for Government and Community Development, Southern Extension Risk Management Education, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi Department of Health and Mississippi Oil and Gas Board.   

Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Rachael Carter at 662-325-8329 or

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