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CROCKETT – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Top Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know” on June 28 in Crockett.

This free program is designed to educate landowners about the legal issues they may face. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Houston County at 716 Wells St. in Crockett.

“Agriculture business ventures provide freedom, challenges and opportunities like few other business ventures,” said Jo Smith, AgriLife Extension agent, Houston County. “Entrance is relatively easy as anyone can buy livestock or plant an acre of some crop to get in the business of raising food and fiber.

“But understanding the laws and regulations around land ownership is a more difficult matter. This workshop will provide some guidance into the issues dealing with land, water and wealth.”

The speaker will be Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension specialist in agricultural law, Amarillo. She will address the topics of landowner liability, fence law, water law and more.

Lunch is included and sponsored by AgWorkers Insurance and Heritage Land Bank. Participants will receive the “Owning Your Piece of Texas” handbook, outlining some of the important laws of which landowners should be aware.

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