Saving Family Lands Workshop
Oct 11, 2018 8:30 AM
405 N. 6th Street, Kingsville, TX
Kingsville, Texas – The Texas Agricultural Land Trust, along with local partners, will host a landowner workshop at the Henrietta Memorial Center in Kingsville on October 11. The event is the latest in a series of similar workshops held in the Gulf Coast Region that have focused on providing tools to landowners for succession planning, generational transfer of land, and other land management topics.
“Estate taxes, rising land values, and development pressures often result in the sale of the farm or ranch. Our goal is to work with landowners to ease those burdens, and this workshop will provide some of the tools to do so." says the Ag Land Trust's Stewardship Director Ken Cearley. "Texas private farms and ranches provide drinking water, clean air, wildlife habitat, and the wide, open spaces that all Texans benefit from, so it is imperative that these lands stay in production for generations to come."
Scheduled for 8:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Henrietta Memorial Center, 405 N. 6th Street, Kingsville, the event is free to the public, and will feature topics relevant to those who own or manage land or are otherwise concerned about the resiliency of our Gulf Coast working lands. The workshop will explore the trends in land fragmentation, how to mitigate impacts of oil and gas development, succession planning, and information about the conservation easement as a tool to save the family farm or ranch. Full agenda and registration information can be found on the Texas Ag Land Trust website: http://www.txaglandtrust.org/saving-family-lands-seminar-kingsville/.
The workshop is hosted in cooperation with the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute’s Texas Native Seeds Program, Texas Financial Partners and Healy Partners, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), as part of the Texas Ag Land Trust’s Coastal Land Legacy Initiative.