Kathy S. McKinney, IFAS is a real estate appraiser, consultant and analyst, with offices at 1808 W. Main Street, Brenham, Washington County, Texas. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Administration, she is a Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Texas, #0373773. With over 35 years of real estate appraisal experience, Kathy has been active in the area since 1986, having qualified as an expert witness on real estate appraisal in county and state courts. Areas of expertise include appraisal of commercial and rural properties, estate planning, residential and special use properties. Over the previous 31 years, work has been completed on highway and pipeline right-of-way condemnation with comprehensive work completed on effects of landfills on surrounding property value. Three years of research were completed on the effects of an explosion at a LP storage facility in Wesley, Texas on surrounding land values. Two years xperience has been gained in the effects of a gas pipeline explosion in Grand Prairie, Texas with additional research involving a refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas. Recent success has been gained in the State Court of Appeals in respect to property contamination. A fourth generation rancher, Kathy is the owner/operator of the family ranch in southern New Mexico. Over the previous 10 years management has led to successful negotiation of grazing leases in addition to hunting leases. The Natural Resource and Conservation Service has been worked with closely in respect to the Equip Program and Conservation Stewardship. A strong wildlife habitat management program has resulted in the ranch being the only ranch in Southern New Mexico to receiving a Level Three Incentive Hunt by the New Mexico Fish and Game Department. In addition to having been a Mule Deer Hunting guide a great deal of experience has been gained in protecting and grooming trophy fair chase deer.