North Florida Land Trust has teamed up with UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension to host a free public workshop on conservation easements. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 19 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension at 543350 US Highway 1 in Callahan.
A conservation easement can be a profitable way for farmers, ranchers and large acreage landowners to continue to own and farm their land while ensuring it will be preserved for future generations. There are many programs out there for conservation easements and navigating the rules and enrollment procedures can be difficult.
NFLT Land Protection Director Marc Hudson will be presenting the pros and cons of conservation easements. He will help explain how they preserve agriculture and natural resources and will also explain how properties can qualify for a conservation easement. In addition, landowners will be given an overview of the various financial incentive programs available.
To register for the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agriculture-conservation-easements-workshop-tickets-64233107955. For further questions, please call the Nassau County Extension office at (904) 530-6353 or email email@example.com.
UF/IFAS Extension is a part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. It is a federal, state and county partnership designed to provide knowledge and expertise to the public on topics including agriculture, human and natural resources, and life sciences.
About North Florida Land Trust
North Florida Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that champions environmental protection in north Florida. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including property at Big Talbot Island, Ortega River, Guana River, Little Orange Creek, Keystone Heights and along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas predominantly in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. For more information, visit nflt.org.