Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 30 "Ties to the Land" succession planning workshop

Succession Planning Workshop

A Facilitated Workshop on Succession Planning
Keeping Family Forests and Farms in the Family
Few challenges that family forestland owners, farmers, ranchers, and other land-based family businesses face are more important than the issue of passing the business and its land base on to the following generation. Many small landowners want to preserve their family lands but don’t know how to involve family members in ownership and operation of their small land-based businesses.

On May 30, WSU Extension will explore Succession Planning in a facilitated workshop.  Succession Planning--the human side of Estate Planning--focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing family businesses and motivating families to address those challenges. 

Workshop Location and Registration
May 30, 2014
9am – 3:30pm
WSU Chelan County Extension Office
400 Washington St., Wenatchee, WA
This workshop is a mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families develop techniques needed to address tough issues. Topics covered will also be relevant to professionals working with landowner families.

This is a DVD-based workshop featuring presentations by Clint Bentz (CPA, Boldt Carlisle and Smith, and Chairman, American Tree Farm System) and Mark Green (Director, Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University), with live classroom activities conducted by a local facilitator.

Each family will receive a copy of the Ties to the Land workbook which is designed to help families continue to improve and direct their communications at home.  More information about succession planning is available on the Ties to the Land web site, http://tiestotheland.org

Workshop Fee: $45.00.  The fee includes refreshments and one copy per family of the workbook: Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage ($45 value; additional copies will be available at the workshop). 

Registration information:  For more information, or to register call WSU Extension, 509-667-6540

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