Workshop helps secure the future of farms, forests

MONROE, Wash. – Who cares for a family farm or forest land when the legal owner dies? Will it be a family legacy or family squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected or divided and sold? Succession planning is the critical step of ensuring the long-term future of rural properties. A two-part succession planning workshop will be 5-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 21 and 28, at the Qualco Energy Center, 18117 203rd St. SE, Monroe.

The award-winning Ties to the Land curriculum will be used. Guest speakers will include an attorney, a financial planner and a family that has gone through the process. Cost is $40 per family and includes one set of materials and dinner for two people each night. Materials and dinners for additional family members can be purchased.

Register at or call Sarah Wilcox at 253-381-7651. Space is limited.

The workshop is hosted by Cascade Harvest Coalition, Washington State University Extension and the Snohomish Conservation District.

WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations while participating may contact WSU Extension at 425-357-6017. If accommodation is not requested in advance, availability cannot be guaranteed on site.