Many new landowners may be unaware they qualify for an ag exemption
Contact: Brandon Boughen, 940-349-2894, email@example.com
DENTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County AgriLife Extension agriculture committee will hold an agricultural land evaluation class from 6 to 9 p.m. July 8 at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory, Suite 115, Denton.
Brandon Boughen, AgriLife Extension agent for Denton County, noted the class is being held in conjunction with the Denton Central Appraisal District.
Kyle Wilhite, residential appraiser for the district, will discuss how to qualify for and maintain a 1-D-1 agricultural land evaluation in Denton County, Boughen said.
Registration will be $15, payable by check or cash at the door. An RSVP is required by July 7 by contacting Boughen or Pamela Hill at 940-349-2894.
The purpose of the class is to give landowners, especially new owners of rural property, the opportunity to learn about the evaluation process and ask specific questions to someone directly involved in the appraisal process, Boughen said.
“According to the 2013 appraisal district reports, more than half of the land in Denton County is evaluated and taxed as agriculturally productive land,” he said. “There are many ways to qualify for an agricultural evaluation according to state regulations, but many new landowners may be unaware of their options.
“Many landowners find themselves not knowing what to do in order to qualify, and this is where AgriLife Extension can help the most. Other services provided by the Denton County will be discussed during the class as well.”