Do you own farm or forestland? Thousands of acres of family-owned land in the region will change hands in the next two to three decades, and many of these transfers will happen with no, or very little planning. Do you know what is going to happen to your land after your tenure? Is it going to stay intact? Is it going to stay in farm or forest? Will it remain in your family?
If you hope to keep your family land intact, and in the family, then it is time to start planning. With fairly simple steps, the odds of making sure this happens increase dramatically.
Virginia’s Generation NEXT program is a joint effort of the Virginia Department of Forestry & Virginia Cooperative Extension with many other public and private partners. A “Generation NEXT” Legacy Planning Webinar Series will inform and equip Virginia Landowners (no matter where they live) to “do legacy planning” well. The virtual fall workshop starts on Wednesday and Thursday (September 8 & 9) and concludes the following week on Sept. 15 & 16. Each session is just 1.5 hours from 3to 4:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of experts as well as a free copy of the “Legacy Planning: A Guide for Virginia Landowners” workbook. One registration fee gives the entire family access to the webinar and recordings.
At some point in the future, your property will pass into the hands of someone else. The only questions are will it be planned and will it be good?
For more information or to register, visit https://ext.vt.edu/natural-resources/legacy-planning/training.html
Or email Virginia Cooperative Extension at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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