July 29, 2014
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Forest Service approves purchase agreement for 253-acre site
The US Forest Service has finally approved the long-awaited purchase agreement to sell a 253-acre parcel of land for a four-year university in Payson. Payson Mayor Kenny Evans announced the receipt of the purchase agreement at a crowded luncheon meeting of the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
Starting as a farm worker, Mr. Evans operated a large farming and agriculture enterprise before his retirement in 1997. An author, inventor and educator, Evans appeared as an expert witness at the state capital and in Washington D.C. more than three dozen times. He is a nationally recognized expert on the subjects of western water and the use of technology to minimize negative impacts of traditional farming on the environment. His farming enterprise was recognized by industry and environmental groups for wise stewardship and conservation of water and natural resources. Mr. Evans served at the State Cabinet level under several Arizona governors.
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