Land use considerations program April 12 in Pearsall

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752,

Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-569-0034,

PEARSALL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Agriculture, Wildlife and Oil and Gas Considerations program April 12 at South Country Pecans, 11210 W. Farm-to-Market Road 140 in Pearsall.

Program registration will be at 9 a.m. with presentations to follow. The program will conclude at  3 p.m. The cost is $30 per person.

Four appraisal continuing education units are available from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will also be offered.

A program on land use considerations will be held April 12 in Pearsall. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter)

“This program will provide attendees with helpful and practical information leading to considerations for land use for purposes that may benefit them,” said Dale Rankin, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Atascosa County. “They will get the most    up-to-date information from experts in their respective fields.”

Topics and presenters will be:

— Overview of Open Space: Carla Pope-Osborne, appeals director, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott LLP, Austin.

— Overview of a Wildlife Management Plan: Blaise Korzekwa, wildlife biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Pearsall.

— South Texas Oil and Gas Appraisal: Cindy Fox, registered professional appraiser, director of mineral appraisals, Houston District.

— Beekeeping Management and Considerations for Ag Evaluation: Gary Rankin, owner, The Bee Place, Somerset.

— Ag Facility/Equipment Depreciation in Agriculture Valuation, Pope-Osborne.

Presentations will be followed by an evaluation and speaker panel discussion to be moderated by Jaime Lopez, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resource agent, Frio County.

To RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Atascosa County at 830-569-0034 by April 6.


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