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Ties to the Land: Succession Planning for Farm & Forest Landowners
WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium
Everett, WA
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Do you own or care for farm or forest land? Many small landowners want to preserve their family lands and businesses, but don't know how to involve a next generation in ownership and operation.

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 of family businesses and motivating families to address those challenges.

If you don't have a solid succession plan in place, and you care what happens to your farm or forest land down the road, young or old we encourage you to attend this workshop.

You'll learn what can happen when there is no plan in place and gain the skills and tools necessary to prevent that from happening to your legacy.

This workshop will take place over two Thursday evenings: March 6 and 13, 2014;  5:00 - 9:00 PM.  Dinner will be provided. Location is the WSU Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA

Working through the Ties to the Land Workshop as a family or landowners, you will receive information about legal and economic aspects of transferring farm and forest lands from one generation to the next.

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.  This workshop is a facilitated mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families develop techniques needed to address tough issues and resources.

Guest speakers include an estate planning attorney based in Everett, and a business financial and tax planner.
Attorney Amy Allison has been with Anderson Hunter Law Firm since 2003. Her areas of practice include estate and trust planning, elder law, probate administration, guardianship, real estate transactions, business formation and transactions, and business succession planning. Amy also assists many profit and nonprofit entities with their general corporate needs.  Amy went to college at University of Nebraska and comes from a agricultural background.

Michelle VanDellen, CPA and Senior Manager at Moss Adams LLP, has practiced public accounting since 1993. She works with family owned businesses, partnerships, and S corporations. Additionally, Michelle works with food and agriculture-related businesses and business owners. She brings valuable expertise to the tax planning process and offers specialized solutions to agricultural-related industries including growing, storing, packing, selling, and processing. Michelle advises clients on accounting issues, federal and state taxes, estate planning and business succession transition planning.

Cost: $50 per family/ownership and includes a workbook and dinner for two family members each evening.  Additional workbooks ($25) and meals ($10) are available.  

To register visit BrownPaperTickets.com or contact Holly Thompson, hollynthompson@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6022.

Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged.

Sponsored & Hosted by: WSU Snohomish County Extension, Cascade Harvest Coalition, and Moss Adams LLP
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WSU Snohomish County Extension's Cougar Auditorium (View)
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98272
United States


Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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