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.
Full Workshop Locations
- August 9 (5:30 - 8:30) to Aug 10 (8:30 – 3:30), Farmville, VA; Longwood University
- September 27 (5:30 - 8:30) to Sep 28 (8:30 – 3:30), Rockingham, VA Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
- Dec. 5 (12:30 – 5:30) to (Dec. 6 8:30 – 4), Roanoke, VA; Springwood Suites
- September 27 (9:00 – 2:00), Lebanon, VA Russell County Conference Center
- November 9 (7:30 – noon), Providence Forge, VA New Kent Forestry Center
General Program Elements
The following elements will be presented by a variety of professionals, experienced landowners, self-discovery exercises and multi-media.
- Pitfalls to avoid
- Family dynamics, communication & engagement
- Conservation tools
- Legal planning tools
- Financial considerations and mechanisms
- Selecting a professional advisor
- Landowner case-studies and testimonials
- Tips and tools to get started
With Support From
Central District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
Southwest District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
Northern District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
Southeast District Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program
How to Register
Online registration for each program is available 2 months prior to the event. For paper/mail-in registration, please e-mail or call one of the contacts listed above.
- *Succession Vs. Estate Planning
- How Do Taxes Affect America’s Private Forestland Owners?
- Use of Conservation Easements in Estate and Conservation Planning
- Your Family Land: Legacy or Memory? An Introduction to the Family Land Protection Process
- Virginia Forests Magazine: Generation NEXT, Vol. LXXII, Number 4
- In Forest and Intact: Designating Future Use of Family-Forest-Owned Land
- 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.