Family Forestland Short-course
Focusing on Land Transfer to Generation "NEXT"
You value your forest and/or farmland for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting or the scenic qualities. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? Without breaking it up?
While there is a price to planning an orderly transfer of land to the next generation, there is also a cost of not planning that may put your land's future in jeopardy. If you don't have a plan, your wishes for your land and legacy will be lost. By researching and planning ahead of time, you can ensure your wishes are met and minimize the financial costs and emotional challenges while securing your woodland legacy for generations to come.
Land may be your biggest asset. Make sure your actions support the family's values. This award winning and nationally recognized program will get you started on the right path. Please join us for a hands-on workshop with free legal guidance from professionals experienced in intergenerational land transfer and landowner testimonials of estate planning steps and strategies they have used.
Speakers include legal and financial experts experienced in estate planning as well as natural resource professionals who work with landowners to conserve land and plan the future.
July 19 and 20, 2018
July 27 and 28, 2018
- July 24, 2018, 1-5 p.m., Brunswick, VA
- August 2, 2018, 2:30-7 p.m., Halifax, VA
- August 9, 2018, 1-5 p.m., Farmville, VA
- August 21, 2018, 1-5 p.m., Surry, VA
Program's General Outline
|Welcome, recap, and homework||Department of Forestry / Virginia Cooperative Extension|
|Ties to the Land: Cautionary Tales||Ties video|
|Planning prospects: preparations and probabilities||Attorney|
|Landowner Case Studies
Equity, Burden and Costs/Savings
|Attorney and CPA|
|Landowner panel: “In their own words”||Three landowners with various approaches and experiences|
|Defining your legacy||Black Family Land Trust|
|Advisors forum||Attorney, CPA, Conservationist|
|“Succession happens” - What will happen to your land?||Ties video|
|Evaluation, challenge, and dismissal||Department of Forestry / Virginia Cooperative Extension|
• Introduction to Legacy Planning
• Tools for Transferring Land
• Tools for Conservation
• Communication & Family Dynamics
• Lessons learned from Landowners
• Assistance programs
With Support From
Southwest District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
Central District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
Northern District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
How to Register
- Online Application
- For a paper/mail-in application, contact the appropriate office listed above.
- Family Wealth - James E. Hughes Jr.
- Landowners Guide to Conservation Easements - Steven Bick and Harry Haney
- Preserving Family Lands: Books 1, 2 and 3 - Stephen J. Small
- Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands -Thom J. McEvoy
- Positive Impact Forestry - Thom J. McEvoy
- *Planning Family Forests - How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family
* Hard copies of the indicated resources will be provided to short-course participants, subject to availability.