Succession Planning Workshops for Family Landowners Coming in February

STEVENSON, Wash. – Washington State University Extension educators are offering the award-winning “Ties to the Land” succession planning workshop at multiple locations in February. Succession planning is the human side of estate planning, and is a way for families to maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations.

The workshop is a mix of presentation and practical exercises that help families address the key challenges of succession planning. Workshop participants learn about 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 companion DVD, tools designed to help families to continue to improve and direct communication and planning at home.

The workshop will be offered Feb. 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Olympic National Forest Headquarters, 1835 Black Lake Blvd., SW Olympia and again on Feb. 25 at the Hegewald Center, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 710 SW Rock Creek Dr., Stevenson, Wash. Registration for either workshop is $45 per family or ownership, and includes workbook, DVD, and refreshments. Lunch may be purchased at least one week in advance for $10 per person. Disability assistance is available on request.

Enrollment is limited to 30 families and registration is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg, 509-667-6540, To view all upcoming events, please visit