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WA FarmLink Alternative Land Purchase & Transfer Workshop & Webcast
WSU Skagit County Extension
Burlington, WA
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Monday, September 23, 2013; 5:00pm-7:30pm
WSU Skagit County Extension
11768 Westar Ln. Suite A, Burlington, WA 98233

There are different needs and options for purchasing farmland. Beginning farmers can face barriers of large down payments or may have a hard time finding a farm loan.  Landowners may be seeking ways to transfer land gradually or still be able to live on the land while it remains a productive farm. Join us for a presentation by lawyer, Bradford Furlong of Furlong Butler Attorneys in Mt. Vernon, to learn more about what options are available beyond a traditional purchase arrangement such as owner financing, land contracts, life estate and more.  

About Bradford Furlong:
Mr. Furlong concentrates on healthcare, municipal, real estate and land use law.  He values long term client relationships and enjoys learning and meeting the needs of new clients.  He is active in legal ethics, his community and his family.

Mr. Furlong is a member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association. He is also a current member of the Washington Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Committee and teaches professional ethics for the Washington State Bar Association.. He acts as Skagit County Hearing Examiner, pro tem, and has served as Judge pro tem in both Superior and District Courts.

Attend in person or by webcast:  
Not in the area?  No problem.  This workshop will be webcast by WSU Extension.  Please indicate you will be attending by webcast during registration and we will send you the details in a final registration email before the workshop.  A light dinner will be served for those who attend in person, catered by Skagit Food Coop.

Additional speaker:
We may also have an opportunity to hear from NW Farm Credit Services about ways that a lender could be involved in an alternative type transaction and about a new loan program they are unveiling to help beginning producers (confirming availability).

About workshop organizers:
This workshop is sponsored by Cascade Harvest Coalition/WA FarmLink through a grant from USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and support from WSU Extension.  Many thanks to WSU Skagit County Extension for hosting this workshop.

Washington FarmLink works statewide to help facilitate the transition of farms to the next generation by connecting landowners and land seekers with each other, resources, and technical expertise necessary to achieve their farming goals.  FarmLink offers a farmer/landowner matching service, educational workshops and networking events, resources, and one-on-one assistance.

WSU Extension works with local agriculture producers to bring research-based information to improve the productivity, efficiency, economic well-being and safety of products produced in this diverse agricultural community. Extension also offer educational classes and workshops, such as the Cultivating Success series and special conferences, like the Small Fruit Conference. or
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WSU Skagit County Extension (View)
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A
Burlington, WA 98233
United States

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