Saving Family Lands: A Free Workshop for Landowners
Join the Texas Agricultural Land Trust to learn more about the voluntary conservation easement, and how it may work for your ranch or farm. Topics will include the conservation easement as an estate planning tool and its use in mitigation banking, appraisals and valuation, and how oil and gas development can work with a conservation easement. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Panhandle landowners, attorneys and appraisers who have had experience with conservation easements.
Thursday, October 3rd
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Happy State Bank
701 S. Taylor, Amarillo, TX
10:00 – 10:05am Welcome, Warren Chisum, Pampa, TX
10:05 – 10:20am Introduction to the Texas Agricultural Land Trust (Blair Fitzsimons, CEO, Texas Ag Land Trust)
10:20 – 10:50 am Land fragmentation in the Texas Panhandle (Brian Hays, Institute for Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M)
10:50 – 11:45 am Introduction to the Conservation Easement (Allison Elder, General Counsel, Texas Ag Land Trust)
11:45 – 12:30 pm Lunch (provided for those who register in advance)
12:30 – 1:15 pm Mitigating the impacts of oil and gas development (Jay Evans, Jay Evans Company)
1:15 – 2:00 pm Panel discussion (Jim Bill Anderson, TALT easement donor, Canadian, TX; Donna Peck, Sprouse Shrader Smith, Amarillo, TX; Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers Company, Amarillo, TX; Jay O’Brien, Rancher, Amarillo, TX)
For more information or to register online,
please visit www.txaglandtrust.org or call (210) 826-0074.