From Harford County government:
The Agricultural Land Preservation program of the Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning is sponsoring an informational seminar on the options and benefits available to landowners interested in preserving their farms for future generations. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 16th at the Highland Presbyterian Church from 8 AM until Noon. The church is located at 701 Highland Rd, across from the Highland Community Center in Street.
There is no cost to attend, and Mid Atlantic Farm Credit will provide light refreshments.
Harford County is nationally recognized as a leader in agricultural land preservation, with over 47,000 acres permanently protected through a variety of local, state and federal programs. These programs include the Harford County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, Rural Legacy, and the Maryland Environmental Trust. Preservation options available include donated easements, purchase of development rights easements, and district agreements.
Seminar topics will include an overview of the different easement programs available to landowners, using land preservation as an estate planning tool and maximizing the tax deductions and credits from Ag land preservation. Presenters will include Bill Amoss of the Department of Planning and Zoning, Jay Young, Esq.; Brown, Brown & Young and Brian Lutters, CPA; Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters and Ruth, P.A.
Please RSVP and/or request disability related accommodations by March 14th to Denise Lynch in the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410.638.3104.
For more information, contact Ned Sayre in the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410.638.3226.