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Ties to the Land – Montesano 2020 [POSTPONED]

Posted by patrick.shults | December 3, 2018

Do you own and care for farm or forestland?

If so, you probably have strong feelings about leaving your land in good condition for the future. Succession Planning—the human side of Estate Planning—focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address those challenges.

What’s Covered

Ties to the Land is an award-winning succession planning workshop offered by WSU Extension. 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, building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address the challenges. It is a facilitated and interactive workshop with DVD-based components that provides 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.

Working as a family, you will receive information about legal and economic aspects of transferring forest lands from one generation to the next. This workshop is a mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families develop techniques needed to address tough issues.


When and Where

Friday March 27th – 9AM to 4PM

Montesano City Hall

112 N. Main St.  Montesano, WA 98563



Registration is $45 per family or property ownership and includes a Ties to the Land workbook and thumb drive with additional resources.  Lunch is provided by the Grays Harbor/Pacific County Farm Bureau group and WSU Extension.


Register online using a credit card via Eventbrite (subject to credit card processing fee).  Online registration closes Wednesday, March 25th at noon.

To register by mail, send in the appropriate mail-in registration form (an accessible, fillable PDF form best viewed with the free Adobe Reader software) along with a check made out to WSU Extension. Mail-in registrations must be received by Friday, March 20th.


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 Patrick Shults at 360-740-1213 or at least two weeks prior to the event.