MCKINNEY — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin County is hosting the fourth of five Landowner 101 workshops on August 16th from 8am-noon at the Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney.

The Landowner 101 workshop series is designed to give new landowners the tools necessary for successfully manage their property using the best management practices available.

The capstone class in this year’s Landowner 101 series, the topics covered this month are focused on long-term planning and profitability. The speakers for this program are Blake Bennett, Associate Professor and Extension Economist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Trey Oden, Agency Manager for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance in McKinney; and Jacob Wooley, Partner at Crain & Wooley. They will cover liability exposure in owning property, operation economics, and estate planning for landowners.

“Growing up on my family’s ranch inspired me to complete an undergraduate degree in Agriculture,” Wooley said. “As I learned the intricacies of Ag law and recognized the deep ties families across this country have with their land, my desire to assist families in preserving their legacy grew into a personal passion. Today, my law practice focuses solely on assisting families and businesses of all sizes with intentional legacy planning to protect assets both now and in the future.”

Thus far, the Landowner 101 program has been successful in providing timely research-based information to new landowners, with 5 monthly classes covering topics from pasture management to property taxes. Despite this being the last class of 2019, AgriLife Extension in Collin County will be starting up the next Landowner 101 Class Series again in the spring of 2020 in addition to their regular extension programming.

The workshop will cost $30, which includes coffee, snacks, class materials, and a catered lunch.

For more information and to register for the class, go to, or contact Chase T. Brooke at or (972) 548-4232