Matt Garrett “AgriLife Extension’s Owning Your Piece of Texas Course Now Available Online | News


The award-winning course, “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know,” which has been taught statewide by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service team, is now available online.

“Whether you have owned land for generations or are looking to buy your first acre, this course is designed to provide practical and useful information to make your land ownership experience more enjoyable,” said Lashmet, an agricultural law specialist. AgriLife Extension, Amarillo.

AgriLife Extension offers the online course, complete with practical tips and insightful examples, to help explain important legal concepts based on Lashmet’s one-day in-person course. This self-paced course will take approximately 8.5 hours.

The online course is available on AgriLife Learn, and participants can choose to take the entire course for a total of $ 150, or pay $ 20 for shorter one-to-one courses.

Building a program for Texas landowners

Lashmet wrote the book “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know,” which includes information on water law, fencing law, oil and gas law, prominent, the responsibility of landowners, access to property, agricultural leases, renewable energy. energy leases, real estate law, pipeline and transmission line easements, Texas right to farm law, special purpose tax assessment, and major estate planning documents.

The online course covers all the topics of the book and allows participants to review the sections of their choice. Those who register online will have access to this course for two years.

Lashmet said he recognized in 2018 that Texas landowners, both those who have owned land for generations and those who have owned it for the first time, need information on the legal issues affecting their property.

She formed a team that began providing rural landowners and agricultural producers in Texas with general advice and education on key legal issues related to their property.

The manual she wrote to accompany the course is the only one of its kind that brings together such a wide range of topics in one place and is not written for lawyers, but for lay landowners.

While in-person classes have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, Lashmet and his team plan to resume them this year. Those interested in finding a future in-person or online event to attend can visit Lashmet’s Upcoming Presentations webpage.

Harrison County Events

Don’t forget our next East Texas Forage Conference on September 3 in Hallsville at Gold Hall. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m. Topics included are developing a spray plan for your pasture or meadow, this will be presented by Dr Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Forage Specialist.

Pesticide surfactants 101 will be covered by Shane Colston with Precision Laboratories.

The storage of hay and the importance of testing will be the topic of the famous Stephen Gowin, Rains County Agriculture and Natural Resources Officer.

The lunch will be sponsored by Legacy Ag Credit.

Internal and external pest control will be provided by Dr Tom Hairgrove who is the Livestock Extension and Food Systems Coordinator at College Station.

We will then close the day with Leasing Land 101. This will be presented by Tiffany Dowell-Lashmett. She is an agricultural law specialist with the Texas A&M Department of Agriculture Economics.

3 CEUs will be available, 2 General and 1 IPM. Please confirm your attendance at 903 935 8413 and you can pay the registration fee at the door.

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