TAVARES — The Lake County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting a seminar designed to answer questions about filing for an agricultural classification on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8:15 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
The agricultural classification is a benefit to property owners that results in a value based upon agricultural use; this value is typically less than the parcel valued without the classification. The seminar will give specific details about filing for an agriculture classification pursuant to state statutes, which in part reads “No land shall be classified as agricultural land unless an application is filed on or before March 1 of each year. Only lands which are used primarily for bona fide agricultural purposes shall be classified as agricultural.”
Other information available at the free seminar includes how to establish and manage pasture land for livestock and starting an agricultural operation such as a nursery production.
Registration is required by Monday, Nov. 27, by calling Maggie Jarrell of the Lake County Cooperative Extension Office at (352) 343-4101 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.