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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Washington State University Extension is offering the award-winning “Ties to the Land” succession planning workshop in Ellensburg in January. Succession planning is the human side of estate planning, and is a way for families to maintain their ties to the land across multiple generations, building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address the challenges. It is a facilitated and interactive workshop with DVD-based components that provides effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land.
Families usually attribute a high level of importance to succession planning but concede that they have not done enough preparation. Sometimes this is due to unresolved issues, passive communication styles, or uncertainty in people’s lives. Including younger generations in key discussion about the future of the family farm enhances the successful transfer of believes and values, compared to a “wait and see” approach. The workshop is a mix of presentations and practical exercises that help families address the key challenges of succession planning. Workshop participants learn about the legal and economic aspects of transferring a farm, forest or ranch from one generation to the next. Participants receive a “Ties to the Land” workbook and companion DVD, tools designed to help families to continue to improve and direct communication and planning at home.
The workshop will be offered Saturday, January 20, at the Heritage Center, Kittitas County Fairgrounds, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., located at 512 N. Poplar Street, Ellensburg, WA. Registration for the workshop is $50 per family or ownership, and includes one workbook, a DVD, and refreshments. A catered lunch may be purchased at least one week in advance for $10 per person. Any attendee who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact WSU privately to discuss your specific needs (509) 667-6540.
Enrollment is limited to 30 families and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
For more information, contact Andy Perleberg, (509) 667-6540, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tip Hudson, email@example.com, 509-962-7507.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.