OIL, GAS, AND MINERAL RIGHTS BROCHURE RELEASED


Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) policy encourages "members to obtain information on oil and gas leasing from Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) offices or through MFB before signing a lease".


A checklist for oil/gas/mineral leases is available on the MFB website. Also, MSUE has an oil and gas information site that contains a plethora of information: http://www.msue.msu.edu/portal/default.cfm?pageset_id=580675.


With direct policy supporting MFB and MSUE providing members education on this topic, the two organizations have recently partnered to create an informational brochure about oil and gas leases. The brochure is targeted to landowners who may be approached to sign an oil and gas contract.

For questions regarding oil and gas issues, feel free to contact Matthew Kapp, MFB Land Use and Elections Specialist at 1-800-292-2680x2027, or Curtis Talley, MSUE Farm Management Educator at 231-873-2129.