Williamson County landowners are encouraged to join a special live workshop hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Oct. 27 in Georgetown.
The Landowners Property Valuation Workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Williamson County at the Georgetown Annex Building second-floor conference room, Suite 226, 100 Wilco Way.
Speakers will provide information and advice on how to obtain and maintain agricultural and wildlife tax valuations through the Williamson County Appraisal District.
“Area landowners are eager to find ways to develop their properties, meet their needs and yet save money,” said Gary Pastushok, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Williamson County. “Selecting and managing a primary use of your property may help to reduce the tax burden.”
A special valuation, such as an agricultural valuation, allows for primary activities including crop production for food or feed; maintaining crop covers; raising or keeping exotic animals; developing floricultural, viticultural and horticultural products; fiber production; rearing of livestock; raising or keeping bees or wildlife, amongst others.
The workshop cost is $29. Register at https://tx.ag/WilliamsonCoLandownersWorkshop. Light refreshments will be provided.
“Questions relating to property valuations for bees and wildlife are the two most frequently asked by area landowners, both new and existing,” Pastushok said. “This informative event will bring together several experts in the field of property valuations and will cover your most common questions.”
Workshop topics and speakers will be:
–Property Assessments and Valuations Available in Williamson County: Wade Huntsberger, Williamson County Appraisal District.
— Consulting and Financial Assistance Programs Available for Landowners: Jess Anderson, Natural Resource Conservation Service.
— Bee Husbandry and Practices for Agricultural Valuations: Randy Oakley, Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association.
— Customized Management Plans for Wildlife Valuations: Shane Kiefer, Plateau Land and Wildlife Management.
For questions, please contact the AgriLife Extension office at 512-943-3300.