(AREA) -- Landowners and mineral rights owners are receiving offers to sell their mineral rights in Sanilac County. There is also a continued interest by oil and gas companies to lease mineral rights for oil and gas production throughout southeast Michigan. There are several factors that must be considered by landowners regarding the sale or lease of mineral rights. The Michigan State University Extension is sponsoring an educational meeting open to the public on Thursday, January 30 from 7-9 p.m. at the MSU Extension Conference Room, located at 37 Austin Street in Sandusky. Speakers include a representative from the DEQ office of Oil, Gas and Minerals, Curtis Talley Jr., a farm management educator that specializes in oil and gas leasing and mineral ownership, and Dennis Stein, area farm business management educator. The meeting will discuss what landowners should consider in evaluating the sale or lease decision. For questions related to program information and to reserve your seat please contact the Tuscola County MSU Extension office at 989?672?3870. Pre?registration is encouraged, but not required. There is a registration fee of $10 per person or $15 per couple to offset speaker travel costs and printed handouts.