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Land Conservation and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri, in partnership with Ozark Regional Land Trust, the Mid-Missouri Estate Planning Council, and the Missouri Department of Conservation, is hosting a continuing education program for estate planning professionals entitled Land Conservation and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know on June 25, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM at the Williams-Keepers LLC office at 2005 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203.

This program is intended to equip legal, accounting, and other estate planning professionals with a working knowledge of conservation estate planning tools, particularly conservation easements.  We have been approved for 4.5 hours of CLE credit (0.0 Ethics) in the state of Missouri.

The program agenda is below.

Registration is $100 and includes lunch.

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Program Agenda

Land Conservation Tools Lecture (10:00 AM – 11:45 AM)

Mike Powell, an attorney and the Executive Director of Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri, will help attendees develop a working understanding of the laws, regulations, and other details associated with land conservation.

  • The Basics: Governing Laws and Regulations
  • Litigation of Conservation Easements
  • Appraisal of Conservation Easements
  • Other Conservation Land Transactions
  • Practical Tips and Considerations for Conserving Land

Lunch Break (11:45 AM – 12:15 PM)

Experts Panel (12:15 PM – 1:15 PM)

A panel of experts from a variety of land conservation organizations will answer your questions about conservation easements, fee donations, and other aspects of land conservation in estate planning. (Moderated by Mike Powell)


  • Steve Spezia of Ducks Unlimited
  • Ted Heisel, Former Director of Ozark Regional Land Trust
  • Ginny Moore of the Conservation Fund
  • Jim Hendren of Mid America Land Services, Inc.

Landowners Panel (1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)

A panel of landowners who have donated or are in the process of donating conservation easements or fee title to their land for conservation purposes will answer your questions about their reasons for pursuing land conservation as part of their estate plan, as well as their experiences with the process of working with land trusts. (Moderated by Mike Powell)

  • John McGee
  • Ken Babcock
  • Jamie Coe

If you have questions, please contact Mike Powell at