Agricultural Advisory Board

Agricultural Advisory Board

The Role Of The Agricultural Advisory Board Members

Sec. 6.12 of the Property Tax Code requires the Chief Appraiser to appoint an agricultural advisory board of 3 or more members.  The legislature created this advisory board to help improve communications between the farming and ranching community and the Appraisal District.

Members of the Agricultural Advisory Board must be landowners of the district whose land qualifies for appraisal under Subsection C, D, E or H, Chapter 23, and who have been residents of the district for at least 5 years.  When making appointments to this board, the Chief Appraiser makes every effort to achieve a balanced representation of agricultural or timber land owners, considering such factors as geographical differences in the area, different types of agricultural operations in the area, and the different sizes of agricultural operations within the district.

This board is an advisory body and is required to meet a minimum of 1 time per year.  The Board shall advise the Chief Appraiser on the valuation and use of land that may be designated for agricultural use or that may be open space agricultural or timber land within the district.

Agricultural Advisory Board  Members
Shawn Ramsey, Ph.D. – Chair
Larry West
Don L. Renchie, Ph.D.
Tony Varisco, III

Contact Information

**New Hours Starting May 1, 2023**
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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