Symposium to cover subjects from land and water rights to estate preparation May 20 in Lufkin

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Angelina County will host a symposium on May 20 for residents with questions on subjects ranging from land and water rights to estate preparation and lease settlements.

The event, titled Land, Water and Wealth: Legal and Regulatory Symposium for East Texas Agriculture, will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Angelina, 2201 S. Medford Dr. in Lufkin. It will include lawyers Jim Bradbury of Fort Worth, who will go over water law, easement negotiations and eminent domain, and Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension farming law specialist, Amarillo, who will go over estate planning and settlement of agriculture leases.


The occasion is $30 for people and $50 for couples. It is sponsored by AgriLife Extension workplaces in Houston, Angelina, Polk, Tyler, Trinity, Cherokee and San Augustine counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

AgriLife Extension agent for Angelina County Cary Sims stated the occasion is a chance for landowners and farming operators to ask questions of attorneys who are professionals in their respective legal fields.

c3Sims stated landowners and manufacturers ought to know federal and state laws that could affect their properties and the rights afforded them.

During the lunch hour, state Sen. Robert Nichols, Jacksonville, and state Rep. Trent Ashby, Lufkin, will take part in a panel concern and answer session about new state laws, the upcoming Texas Legislature and existing subject’s landowners in East Texas should be aware of.

We’re attempting to get folks caught up on laws and regulations that can affect their property, Sims said.


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