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Workshop focuses on Texas landowner laws

Do you know your rights?

Shelley E. Huguley, Editor

March 6, 2020

"Owning Your Piece of Texas," workshops are being held throughout Texas by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet. Watch this video to learn more.

“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,” Lashmet 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 workshops are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $75 per person. Preregistration is requested at or by calling 979-845-2604. 

Unable to attend a workshop? Read more about Lashmet's free resource, Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know.


About the Author(s)

Shelley E. Huguley

Editor, Southwest Farm Press

Shelley Huguley has been involved in agriculture for the last 25 years. She began her career in agricultural communications at the Texas Forest Service West Texas Nursery in Lubbock, where she developed and produced the Windbreak Quarterly, a newspaper about windbreak trees and their benefit to wildlife, production agriculture and livestock operations. While with the Forest Service she also served as an information officer and team leader on fires during the 1998 fire season and later produced the Firebrands newsletter that was distributed quarterly throughout Texas to Volunteer Fire Departments. Her most personal involvement in agriculture also came in 1998, when she married the love of her life and cotton farmer Preston Huguley of Olton, Texas. As a farmwife, she knows first-hand the ups and downs of farming, the endless decisions made each season based on “if” it rains, “if” the drought continues, “if” the market holds. She is the bookkeeper for their family farming operation and cherishes moments on the farm such as taking harvest meals to the field or starting a sprinkler in the summer with the whole family lending a hand. Shelley has also freelanced for agricultural companies such as Olton CO-OP Gin, producing the newsletter Cotton Connections while also designing marketing materials to promote the gin. She has published articles in agricultural publications such as Southwest Farm Press while also volunteering her marketing and writing skills to non-profit organizations such as Refuge Services, an equine-assisted therapy group in Lubbock. She and her husband reside in Olton with their three children Breely, Brennon and HalleeKate.

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