Workshop to cover estate planning for farms, forests

Experts from the Washington State University Extension Puget Sound Forest Stewardship program are offering a workshop in Bellingham that will explore the human side of estate planning for farms and forests.

The event, titled “Ties to the Land,” will take place from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Rome Grange.

Topics covered will include: Identifying long-term goals for properties, understanding family members’ emotional connection to land, assessing family dynamics and communicating during succession planning. Extension experts will help address questions including: Who will care for the land? Will it be a family legacy or a squabble? Will it be kept intact, protected, divided and/or sold? Is passing property equally to each heir the same as passing it equitably to each heir?

The cost is $40 per couple, which includes workshop materials and dinner for two. Space is limited.

Register at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/forestry/ttl.htm or call Mary Ann Rozance at 425-357-6023.

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