Past Presentations

If anyone would like a copy of the Power Point slides that I used at the following presentations, just contact me and I will be happy to provide those to you!

2014

 

Swisher County Ag Day  – December 16, 2014 – Tulia, TX – Agricultural Law:  What to Watch in 2015

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Archer County Ag Leasing Program – December 9, 2014 – Archer City, TX – Agricultural Land Leasing

Tri-County Land and Livestock Workshop – December 3, 2014 – Brady, TX – Grazing, Hunting, and Oil and Gas Leases.  [Click here for more information.]

Texas Sorghum Producers Board Meeting – December 2, 2014 – Amarillo, TX – Agricultural Law:  What To Watch in 2015

American Water Resources Association Conference – November 2-6, 2014 – Tyson’s Corner, VA – Regulatory Takings and Water Rights (Panel presentation with Jesse Richardson, Andrea Wortzel, and Tony Francios)

American Agricultural Law Association Conference – October 21, 2014 – Albuquerque, NM – Drafting Agricultural Leases

American Agricultural Law Association Conference - October 20, 2014 – Albuquerque, NM -Emerging Issues for Surface Landowners Amidst the Drilling Boom (Moderator)

Master Naturalist Program Training – October 16, 2014 – Lync Meeting (Abilene) – Water Law Basics

Walker County Farm Bureau Meeting – October 1, 2014 – Huntsville, TX – “Texas Water Law:  Current Issues and Hot Topics”

Gregg County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting - September 27, 2014 – Longview, TX – Hot Topics in Agricultural Law

Crockett County Ag Business Day – September 25, 2014 – Ozona, TX – Oil and Gas Leases and Pipeline Easement Negotiation Tips

Grazing Lease Program – September 23, 2014, Huntsville, TX – Drafting Grazing Leases:  What Landowners Need to Know

Texas Tribune Festival – September 20, 2014 – Austin, TX – Panel discussion on the Future of Agriculture in Texas.  Click here for more info.

Multi County New Landowners Educational Series – September 19, 2014 – Belleville, TX – Laws and Rural Codes for the Country

Southwest Council of Agribusiness Meeting – September 15, 2014 – Lubbock, TX – Agricultural Law Hot Topics

North Texas Wildlife Management Program – August 22, 2014 – McKinney, TX – “How to Structure a Hunting Lease”

South Texas Farm & Ranch Club Meeting – August 21, 2014 – San Antonio, TX – “Hot Topics in Texas Ag Law”

2014 Farm Management Series:  Water Issues- August 19, 2014 – Georgetown, TX – “Water Law Basics”

Panhandle Ranch Management – August 18, 2014 – Amarillo, TX – “Managing oil and gas contracts for your ranching/farming operation”  Click here for details.

9th Annual Multi-County Beef and Forage Workshop – August 15, 2014 – Corrigan, TX – “Agricultural Leases, Generational Transfer, and Water Law” Click here for more info.

Texas Forestry Association & Texas A&M Forest Service Landowner Workshop – August 14, 2014 – Diboll, TX – “The Law of Eminent Domain and Pipeline Easement Negotiation Considerations for Landowners”

Burleson-Milam County Groundwater Summit - August 13, 2014 – Caldwell, TX – “Water Ownership in Texas”

Permian Basin Oil & Gas Stewardship Conference – August 12, 2014 – Ward County, TX – “Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases” and “Basics of Texas Water Law”  Click here for details.

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course – August 6, 2014, College Station, TX – “Pipeline Easement Negotiation Pointers”

Dallas County Agricultural Marketing Club – August 4, 2014, Dallas, TX – “Hot Topics in Agricultural Law”

Menard County All About Water Program – July 31, 2014 – Menard, TX – “Texas Water Law”

American Quarter Horse Association Youth Excellence Seminar – July 10, 2014 – College Station, TX – “Policy Issues Facing the Equine Industry”

Denton County Ag Law Seminar – June 26, 2014 – Denton, TX – Topics:  “Estate Planning, Water Rights, Property Rights, Leasing and Contracts”

Rangeland Water Conference – June 24, 2014 – Mertzon, TX – Topic:  “Current Topics in Texas Water Law”  (For more information about the conference, click here.)

Universities Counsel on Water Resources Annual Conference - June 19, 2014 – Medford, MA –  “Water Wars:  An Overview of Interstate Water Disputes”  (Panel presentation with Jesse Richardson, Drew Kershen and Jim Bradbury)

Universities Counsel on Water Resources Annual Conference - June 18, 2014 – Medford, MA – “Texas v. New Mexico:  Analyzing Potential Impacts” (Panel presentation with Ron Lacewell, Ari Michelsen, Zhuping Sheng, and Brian Hurd)

Wheeler County Estate Planning Program – June 16, 2014 – Wheeler, TX – “Estate & Succession Planning for Farm and Ranch Families”

Grayson County Property Rights Program – June 12, 2014 – Grayson County, TX – “Mineral Rights, Eminent Domain, and Pipeline Easements”  Read more here.

Taylor County Marketing Club – June 5, 2014 – Lync Conference -“Current Legal Issues Affecting Texas Agriculture”

5th Annual NRCS Rancher’s Workshop – May 16, 2014 – Mertzon, TX – “The Boom:  What Landowners Need to Know”

Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo – May 13, 2014 – Simonton, TX – “Grazing Lease Agreements”

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Western Navarro Bobwhite Recovery Initiative Spring Meeting  – May 9, 2014 – Blooming Grove, TX – “Agricultural Leases, Eminent Domain, and Pipeline Easement Negotiations”

Annie’s Project - May 6, 2014 – Georgetown, TX – “Agricultural Law”

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Nacogdoches County Value of Land Program – May 2, 2014 – Nacogdoches, TX – “Basic Estate Planning”

New Landowners Program Ag Business 101 – May 1, 2014 – Austin, TX – “Ag Leasing and Right to Farm Statutes”

Tri-County Beef and Forage Workshop – April 25, 2014 – New Summerfield, TX – “Legal Issues Affecting Landowners-Oil & Gas Leasing, Livestock Leasing Options”

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Falls County Agricultural Law Program – April 24, 2014 – Marlin, TX – “Agricultural Leases and Pipeline Easements:  What You Need to Know”

Texas Water 2014 – April 15, 2014 – Dallas, TX – “Texas Exempt Wells:  Where Does Fracking Fit?”  (Presentation with Amber Miller)

Ag Leasing Program – April 8, 2014 – Brownwood, TX –  “Agricultural Leases and Easements:  What You Need to Know”

Cattleman’s Cow-Calf Clinic – April 3, 2014 – Athens, TX – “Grazing Leases:  What You Need to Know”

National Association of Women in Agricultural Education Conference – April 2, 2014 – Indianapolis, IN – “Legal Education: Managing Risk in the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States” (Presentation with Paul Goeringer)

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Upper Sabine Cattlemen’s Conference – March 28, 2014 – Canton, TX –  “Agricultural Leases, Oil and Gas Law, and Pipeline Easements, Oh My!”

Multi-County Rebuilding the Beef Herd Conference – March 27, 2014, Belton, TX – “Leased Grazing:  What, Why, and How”

Culbertson County Ag Expo – March 21, 2014 – Van Horn, TX – “Water Law:  Basics and Hot Topics”

Reagan County Ag Day – March 20, 2014 – Big Lake, TX – “Negotiation Considerations and Tips: Grazing and Farming Leases, Oil and Gas Leases and Pipeline Easements”

Upton County Ag Day – March 18, 2014 – Rankin, TX –  “Agricultural Leases:  What You Need to Know”

Gillespie County New Landowner Program – March 7, 2014 – Fredericksburg, TX – “Agricultural Leases, Easements, and Right to Farm, Oh My!”

American Agricultural Law Association and National Agricultural Law Center Agricultural Leasing Continuing Legal Education Webinar – March 13, 2014 – Presentation with Cari Rincker.  Materials for the presentation are available here.

Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting – February 4, 2014 – Dallas, TX – (Panel presentation) “Legal Risk Management Education in the South and Mid-Atlantic Regions:  The Needs Increase”

Northeast Texas Cattlemen’s Conference – January 29, 2014 – Winnsboro, TX – “Agricultural Leases:  Land, Minerals, and Water”

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Master Marketer Program – January 23, 2014 – Vernon, TX – “Leases and Contracts”

Central Texas Beef Cattle Seminar  – January 21, 2014 – Glen Rose, TX – “Water Rights and Private Property”

Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic – January 3, 2014 – Milano, TX – “Leasing:  Top 12 Things Ranchers Need To Know”

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2013

 

Tri-County CEU Day – December 11, 2013 – Refugio, TX – “Texas Water Law:  Basic Concepts and Current Hot Topics”

Texas Commodity Symposium – December 4, 2013 – Amarillo, TX – “Estate Planning in 30 Minutes or Less”

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Ellis County Beef and Forage Producers Meeting – November 18, 2013 – Waxahachie, TX – “Agricultural Leases:  What Producers Need To Know”

Walker County Fall Hay Evaluation – October 29, 2013 – Huntsville, TX – “Legal Aspects of Texas Water & Agricultural Water Concerns”

Texas A&M Food and Agricultural Law Class – October 14, 2013 through November 22, 2013 – College Station, TX – Topics:  Grazing leases, water rights, right to farm laws, estate planning, hot topics in agricultural law

Jack County Property Owner Program – October 1, 2013 – Jacksboro, TX – “Understanding Eminent Domain”

Texas Chapter of American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers – September 30, 2013 – Wichita Falls, TX – “Water Issues Coming Into and Coming Out of the Texas Legislature”

Los Lunas High School Advanced Agriculture Class – September 16, 2013 – Los Lunas, NM – “New Mexico Water Law Basics”

Sheep and Goat Field Day – September 5, 2013 – San Angelo, TX – “Living Near a Boom Town:  Issues Facing West Texas Landowners”

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course  –  August 6, 2013  – College Station, TX – “Leasing:  Top 10 Things Ranchers Need To Know”

Guest Lecture Brown Mackie College -  July 31, 2013 – San Antonio, Texas – “Agricultural Contract Considerations”