Friday, August 14, 2015

QOTD: What tax benefits are available to forest landowners?

Here is the "question of the day". This is an e-mail I received from a local landowner.

Dear Paul,
We have a small tree farm in Vance County.  I am not certain if there are any land use programs available in Vance County. We would have specific interest if you could direct us regarding programs which may allow specific tax advantage.  At this point, we envision the property remaining in forestry for some time. 
Thank you
Chuck and Sylvia Forest

Dear Chuck and Sylvia,

I am more than happy to help! The local Forest Service office is another great resource, so you should contact them as well.

Friday, February 20, 2015

How and why I use Twitter; An Ag Agent’s Perspective

This was originally posted in May 2013, but it appears the original link has disappeared so I am reposting.

Have you wondered if Twitter might be a good tool for your job? I’ve been tweeting for around two years now and find it quite useful. When I first started, I had no idea about it’s utility, but just decided to jump in since that’s where all the cool kids hang out. Here I’ll share what I’ve learned:

First, I’ll admit that Twitter does not accomplish for me what I hoped it would. I thought it would be a good method to market my programs and events. It’s not. My target audience simply does not use Twitter. In another county (especially an urban one) or for a different audience, that may be different.