Succession planning workshop April 7 for family landowners in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The award-winning “Ties to the Land” succession planning workshop will be offered by Washington State University Extension educators 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations Conference Center, 4700 NE 78th St., Rm B-1, Vancouver, Wash. Succession planning is the human side of estate planning; it is a way for families to maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations. Enrollment is limited to 30 families and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The workshop is a mix of presentation and practical exercises to help families address key challenges, such as the legal and economic aspects of transferring a farm, forest or ranch from one generation to the next. Participants receive a “Ties to the Land” workbook and DVD, tools designed to help families continue to improve and direct communication and planning at home.

Registration costs $45 per family or ownership; it includes the workbook, DVD and refreshments. Lunch may be purchased at least one week in advance for $10 per person. Disability assistance is available on request.

For more information, contact Andy Perleberg, 509-667-6540 or To view upcoming events, please visit