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Environmental Concerns and Remediation

When purchasing a new property, there are certain signs that might be a cause for environmental concern. Recently, The Land Journal sat down with A-C-T to discuss what landowners should be on the lookout for when purchasing a property. This video includes a lot of Frequently Asked Questions our experts have received over the years.

Environmental Considerations when Purchasing Land

When purchasing property, it is essential to take into account what environmental considerations need to be made in order to meet governmental and ethical standards. Some properties that may not initially appear to have any environmental concerns may be misleading. To be sure that all environmental considerations are taken into account, it is wise to consult with environmental experts. That’s why The Land Journal sat down with A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure to discuss environmental considerations for landowners.

A Cowboy’s Guide to Florida Cattle and Branding

When discussing the cattle industry here in Florida, it is best to consult with professionals who have decades of experience raising cattle. Recently, The Land Journal sat down for an interview with Dave Delargy, who has spent over four decades working at a ranch at Yeehaw Junction.

Florida History: The Beauty of Brahma Island

“We’re really proud that we’re the owners of the island, it really means a lot to us, and it’s important for us to keep the natural beauty here and not change anything.” says Lightsey. The family’s dedication to conserving the beauty of the island to pass down to future generations has been a blessing to the land, which otherwise might have been sold and used for development. 

How to Respond to Eminent Domain: Know Your Rights

Every year, many landowners are faced with a legal predicament known as eminent domain. Eminent domain is a tool used by government agencies to acquire land that is not for sale. If a government agency decides that they need land that a landowner is unwilling to sell, the agency can use eminent domain in order to acquire the land. But here in the state of Florida, landowners have certain rights laid out in our state constitution regarding eminent domain. One of these rights is an entitlement to “full compensation.”

The Evolution of East Coast Farming

Citrus has been the most iconic agricultural Floridian output. And while the citrus industry is an essential pillar of Florida’s Agriculture Industry, many of our state’s farmers are exploring the potential of alternative crops. In this video, Jeff Cusson discusses how Florida’s East Coast agriculture has evolved and will continue to evolve in the years to come.

A Guide to Opportunity Zones

The Land Journal sits down with Tyler Davis to discuss Opportunity Zones. In April 2019, the United States Treasury Department released the long-awaited second round of proposed regulations related to the “Opportunity Zone” initiative which was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017. The initiative provides tax incentives to investors that invest in business or properties within designated “Opportunity Zones.”

Florida Wildlife Mitigation: A Guide for Landowners

In this video, Elaine Imbruglia of Modica & Associates sits down with The Land Journal to discuss wildlife mitigation for wildlife species native to Florida including Gopher Tortoises, Scrub Jays, Sandhill Cranes, Burrowing Owls, Bald Eagles, and Indigo Snakes.

The Impact of Sand Skinks

A Sand Skink is a type of Lizard that lives in sandy soil along the ridge of Central Florida. The skink can have a great impact on the value and uses of a property. Elaine Imbruglia, President of Modica and Associates, talks us through the giant impact a tiny lizard can have on a property.

Dr. Jerry Parrish: Florida Economic Outlook 2019

Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation, Dr. Parrish, discusses the growth in Florida over the last year and delivers some insight on the economic outlook for 2019 and beyond.

Millennials and the Economy

KC Conway, CRE, Chief Economist for CCIM Institute, spoke at the 2019 Lay of the Land Conference and had some interesting insights into the growth of the Millennial population and what that may mean for Baby Boomers in the near future.

Basic Overview of Forestry

Tony Wallace and Jack Vogel, partners at National Resource Planning Services, give a brief overview of the Forestry industry. Saunders Real Estate partners with Natural Resource Planning Services to provide management and consulting services for landowners, providing them with income opportunities and creating best management practices for wildlife, land clearing, and aesthetics.

Timber Investing

Tony Wallace and Jack Vogel, partners at National Resource Planning Services, discuss timber investing and the opportunities that come with investing. Saunders Real Estate partners with Natural Resource Planning Services to provide management and consulting services for landowners, providing them with income opportunities and creating best management practices for wildlife, land clearing, and aesthetics.discuss timber investing and the opportunities that come with investing. 

(APOLOGIES FOR THE AUDIO, DUE TO THE WIND, THE AUDIO IS DISTORTED.)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2019 Update

Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Noah Valenstein, gives an update on recent changes in the department with the new Governor’s plans for Florida. He also touches on preserving a high standard of water quality and the importance of science-based decisions.

Public/Private Partnerships

Jeff Cusson of Saunders Real Estate and Michael Minton, Chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness and Solar Energy Industry Teams at Dean Mead Attorneys at Law, sit down to discuss public/private partnerships. Watch this discussion on the new changes to Section 118, that may effect landowners and investors.

UF:IFAS Hemp Pilot Project Update 2019

Florida Director of Cannabis, Holly Bell and assistant professor Dr. Zachary Brym from the Department of Agronomy at UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) sit down to discuss the The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hemp Pilot program. Zachary is the program coordinator and is overseeing the research for UF/IFAS.

Florida Hemp Update  2019

Florida Director of Cannabis, Holly Bell and assistant professor Dr. Zachary Brym from the Department of Agronomy at UF’s Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) sit down to discuss the growing hemp market and the arrival of the first hemp plants arriving in the state of Florida in the last 70 years. 

Florida Medical Marijuana Update with Director of Cannabis Holly Bell

Florida Director of Cannabis, Holly Bell, was one of the keynote speakers for the 2019 Lay of the Land Conference and sat down with us for a candid interview on medical marijuana.

How to Find Good Timberland Investments

Jack Vogel and Tony Wallace of Saunders Real Estate’s Forestry Division talk about helping clients to find and assess values on timberland investment properties.

Strawberry 2018-19 Update

Kenneth Parker discusses the 2017- 2018 season and the current 2018- 2019 season. He details the market condition for both years as well as weather patterns and how they affected the growth and yield of the crops.

Solar Farms

With solar power becoming a hot topic in the Sunshine State, Saunders Real Estate associate Jeff Cusson sits down with the experts at Dean Mead Attorneys at Law to discuss the ins and outs of solar farms. Topics range from economic considerations and site selection to predictions of the industry’s future in Florida. 

Common Strawberry Farming Issues

Carson Futch and Kenneth Parker, Executive Director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association discuss H2A works, climate conditions and various farming issues that Strawberry growers deal with on a yearly basis.

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