Ag law workshop set for Oct. 3 in Big Spring

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland and Andrews counties and Ag Workers Insurance will co-host an Ag Law Workshop Oct. 3 at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag. Complex, 2411 Echols St., Big Spring.

The program will open with a meal from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the speakers from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be no fee, but those planning to attend must RSVP by Oct. 1 to the AgriLife Extension office in Howard County at 432-264-2236 or [email protected].

“The oil and gas industry is booming around us and with the boom comes new lease agreements,” said Tommy Yeater, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Howard County.

“The Howard County Crop and Range Committees recommended putting this program together to inform area landowners of their rights and what current prices are for lease agreements and damages,” he said.

Guest speakers will be Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, and Joe Will Ross, attorney in San Angelo. They will discuss landowner rights, pipeline agreements and damages, followed by a question and answer session.