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Handbook outlines Texas landowner laws.

'Owning Your Piece of Texas' workshop rescheduled for March 4

Originally scheduled for February 12, the workshop has been rescheduled for March 4.

“Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” has been rescheduled for March 4 in Amarillo. The program, designed by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist, Amarillo, will still be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., with registration at 8:30 a.m.

The workshop is a partnership between AgriLife Extension and Plains Land Bank.

“Agriculture has become more complicated, regulated and litigated,” says Steve Donnell, Plains Land Bank senior vice president of lending, Amarillo. “Producers have to know the law to protect themselves today, to be honest.” 

Plains Land Bank's tagline is “own a piece of Texas,” so it only made sense to team up with Lashmet on this workshop, says Donnell. 

“Tiffany is sharp, and she knows what she is doing,” he says. “Anybody involved in agriculture, whether you are the tenant or landowner, producer or recreational, it doesn’t matter, this program offers something for all.”

Texas landowners face a number of legal issues, says Lashmet.

“From water law to eminent domain, landowner liability protection to fence law, being aware of the potential issues and the steps that should be taken to protect one’s operation is critical,” she says. “This program and handbook were designed to allow people to understand the basics of these important legal issues and to offer practical tips and advice to take home and put to use."

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $75 per person and preregistration is requested at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/landowners or by calling 979-845-2604 for planning purposes. 

Each attendee will receive a free lunch, sponsored by Ag Workers Insurance, and a copy of the handbook, Owning Your Piece of Texas: Top Laws Texas Landowners Should Know. Printing costs for the handbook are underwritten by Plains Land Bank.

For more information on the upcoming workshop, contact Lashmet at 806-677-5681 or tdowell@tamu.edu

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