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Succession planning workshop for family landowners in southwest Washington

Posted by | August 18, 2017
An Extension forester helps a workshop participant learn to take a reading.
An Extension Forester helps a workshop participant learn to take a field reading.

Ilwaco, Wash. – Washington State University Extension will offer the award-winning “Ties to the Land” succession planning workshop this October in Ilwaco.

Succession planning helps families maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations, builds awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses, and motivates families to address these challenges. Extension’s interactive workshop shares effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land.

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 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m Saturday, October 21, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 Lake St, Ilwaco, WA. Registration for the workshop is $50 per family or ownership, and includes one workbook, a DVD, and refreshments. A catered lunch may be purchased at least one week in advance for $10 per person. Any attendee who may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact WSU to discuss specific needs at (509) 667-6540.

Enrollment is limited to 30 families. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg, (509) 667-6540, To view all upcoming events, visit