Land preservation seminar set

February 23, 2003

A free Agricultural Land Preservation Seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 7 at the Harford County Cooperative Extension Office, 2335 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill.

The scheduled speakers are Jay Young, a lawyer with Brown, Brown and Brown; Aimee O'Neill, a real-estate appraiser from O'Neill's Auction; and Bill Amoss, administrator of the Harford County agricultural land preservation program.

Among the topics expected to covered are:

Identifying the various agricultural preservation easement programs.

The effect of agricultural preservation on landowners' rights.

Seven permitted uses.

Agricultural preservation and estate planning.

The effect of agricultural preservation on property value.

Payments received are taxable income.

Methods of reducing taxes.

Benefits of conservation easements vs. development.

For more information and to register by March 3, contact the Harford County Extension Office at 410-3255. For disability-related accommodations at the seminar, contact Shannon Potter by March 3 at 410-638-3255.

The seminar is being sponsored by O'Neill's Auction, Appraisal and Accounting Services and the law firm of Brown, Brown and Brown.

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