Wildlife tax valuation and farm pond workshop June 8 in Moore

MOORE – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Atascosa, Frio and Medina counties will host a multi-county workshop and tour on wildlife tax valuation and farm pond reclamation June 8 in Moore.

The program, which takes place from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., will be at a Frio County Paloma Partners tract located at 8110 County Road 1301.

“This program will address the principles of developing a wildlife management plan and will focus on 1-D-1 tax exemptions,” said Dale Rankin, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Atascosa County. “It will be helpful to both landowners and appraisal district officials.”

Rankin said understanding site considerations for stock ponds, as well as reclamation and management aspects of stock and wildlife ponds and water features, will also be addressed.

He said the program also will include a farm tour on the principles of a wildlife management plan.

Speakers will include representatives of AgriLife Extension, the State Comptroller’s Office, Resource and Land Management Inc., Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Conservation Service and Tank Hollow Fisheries.

“We’re asking that attendees dress appropriately as we will be spending the day outdoors,” Rankin said.

The cost is $20 and includes a catered lunch. Program registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a short welcome and introduction. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide license holder continuing education units will be offered. Appraisal district personnel may also obtain three continuing education units, but will be required to pay an additional $5 for their professional certifications.

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