This is sort of the topic of the hour in some places. The following is a discussion in American Agriculturist Magazine.
http://www.americanagriculturist.com/st ... es/9/34931
They have an Article on "Advice for newly Enriched farmers" With a Gas lease payment of $5500.00 an acre it could certainly help.
At the New York State Farm Show February 25-27 held at the NY State Fairgrounds Syracuse NY Cooperative Extension will hold on Friday the 25th three workshops on Exploring issues on gas leasing.
9am What every Farmer should know about Gas leasing.
10am Challangesw and opportunities ahead for community development.
1am Water quality challenges am\nd envitomental issues involving leasing.