TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office is hosting an educational program titled "Protecting Your Assets & Beneficiaries" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
Topics to be discussed during the program include "estate planning and taxes," "how conservation easements and agriculture work together" and "conservation easement options." The list of speakers for the program includes Attorney John Feldman and Ellen Huntley Dube with the Conservation Trust for Florida.
"The difference between planning and not planning can cost a lot of money and cause a headache for your heirs," said Martha Thomas, Livestock & Natural Resource Agent for the Lake County Extension Office. "The program will also be covering conservation easement options that could be beneficial to agricultural production."
Registration for the program is $15, which includes lunch and reference materials. Reservations must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 29. To make a reservation, visit the Lake County Agricultural Center or call Maggie Jarrell at (352) 343-4101. Make checks payable to the Lake County Agricultural Advisory. Checks can be mailed to the Lake County Extension Office, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778.