Washington State University

Extension Forestry

Ties to the Land


A succession planning workshop for forest and farm owning families


Spring 2018 – Carnation

**This event has been cancelled – it will be offered again in Enumclaw in the fall**


Succession planning is more than estate planning

Your land will outlive you. Who will care for it when you’re gone? Will it be a family legacy or a family squabble? Will it be kept intact and protected, or will it be divided up and sold off in pieces? Will it become a source of conflict between surviving family members? What is the long-term future that you want for your property? This full-day succession planning workshop explores these questions and others using the award-winning Ties to the Land curriculum.

Many family forest and farm owners want to preserve their family lands but face challenges engaging family members in ownership and operations. This program explores succession planning,the “human side of estate planning,” which focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing families who own forest and farmland, and motivating families to address those challenges.

About this workshop

Ties to the Land is an award-winning curriculum developed by leading estate planning experts at Oregon State University Extension and the Austin Family Business Program. Originally developed with forest owners in mind, this program is applicable to all family-owned, land-based businesses, whether forest, farm, or ranch.

The curriculum features DVD-based presentations coupled with classroom exercises facilitated by WSU Extension staff. The workshop will also feature an open Q & A session with Sarah Smyth McIntosh, an attorney specializing in estate and succession planning.




Carnation Farms, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd, Carnation, WA 98014.


This event has been cancelled.


With thanks to our partners

This Program is made possible in part by funding and/or in-kind support from WSU Extension Forestry, King County, and Carnation Farms.

All Are Welcome

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kelsey Ketcheson at 206-263-1128 or at least 21 days prior to the event.

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