Securing future farms

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“Ties to the Land,” a workshop from the Washington State University Extension Puget Sound Forest Stewardship program, explores the human side of estate planning for farms and forests May 21 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Rome Grange in Bellingham, Wash.

The evening will focus on identifying long-term goals for properties, understanding family members’ emotional connection to land, family dynamics, and communication in 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 and protected, or will it be divided up and sold off in pieces? Is passing property equally to each heir the same as passing it equitably to each heir?

The workshop will feature the award-winning Ties to the Land curriculum taught by extension experts. Cost is $40 per couple, which includes workshop materials and dinner for two. Additional materials and dinners can also be purchased.

Register at or call Mary Ann Rozance at (425) 357-6023. Space is limited.

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