Arizona Outlook Forum set Feb. 23

Land use planning, conservation easements and an economic outlook will be the key topics Feb. 23 at the annual Arizona Spring Ag Outlook Forum in Tempe, Ariz.

Sponsored by the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, the one-day forum will be held at the Fiesta Inn, Tempe.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the first speaker at 9. That will be Jay Butler, director of the central for real estate at Arizona State University giving outlook on the state's general economy and real estate market.

Conservation easements will be the topic for Diana Freshwater, executive director, Arizona Open Lane Trust, and Laura Hubbard, program manager for The Nature Conservancy.

Former state attorney general Grant Woods will talk about Arizona land use planning, and there will be a panel on technology/GIS mapping to round out the morning.

The afternoon will be devoted to reports on the state land and lease values.

Tuition is $75. Call Scott Halver (602) 431-4129 for more information.

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