This conference is an opportunity for area real estate agents and appraisers to learn  about marketing  tools to improve the sale of farmland.  The purpose of the conference is to provide realtors with the background knowledge in agriculture, conservation and open space preservation to advise new landowner to the appropriate resources to help them make land management decision.  In addition, the program will provide hands-on computer applications for GIS and soil mapping.  Our lunch speaker for the day will  discuss low impact development and the economic and environmental value of this development technique.

In addition to Conference Speakers, additional information will be provided on:

· Fence Laws

· Farm Rental Rates and Leases

· Household Water Testing

· Web Soil Survey/Soil Testing

· Septic System Cost-Share Program

· Small Farm Outreach Program


8:30 AM         Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors


 9:30 AM        Welcome and Introduction—Sarah Sharpe and Brad Jarvis


 9:45 AM        Land Conservation Easements and Tax Advantages

                      Sherry Buttrick—Virginia Outdoor Foundation

Charles Rosson—VCE Extension Agent & Louisa County Farmer


10:45 AM Exhibitor Spotlight Break


11:00 AM Land Use Value Assessment and Local Land Use Taxation

Jennifer Friedel, VA State Land Evaluation Advisory Council

Brian Daniel, Madison County Commission of Revenue


12:00 PM Lunch Buffet at Pepper’s Grill


1:00 PM Exhibitor Spotlight Break


1:15 PM Real Estate Value of Small Woodlots

Adam Downing, VCE Forestry Agent


2:15 PM Exhibitor Spotlight Break


2:30 PM Federal, State and NGO Conservation Programs & Funding

David Massey, Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District

Richard Jacobs, Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District

Courtney Kidwell, Natural Resource Conservation Service


  3:30 PM Capstone Discussion & Evaluation

  4:00 PM Adjourn







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