Farm/Ranch Succession Planning Workshop at Klamath Community College

Host KCC
Location KCC
Date Mar 10, 2018
Time 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Farm/Ranch Succession Planning Workshop at Klamath Community College


With the average age of farmer in Oregon edging towards 60, up to 10.45 million acres (or 64%) of Oregon farm and ranch land is expected to change hands in the next 20 years.  It is uncertain who will farm this land into the future, since recent research from OSU, PSU, and Rogue Farm Corps has found that up to 84% of Oregon farmers and ranchers do not have a plan for passing on their farm business and assets.


The lack of farm succession plans can have a dramatic effect on a farmer’s family, the future of the business they have built, and their legacy of land.   Having a comprehensive succession plan in place can reduce the stress and cost of dividing the estate for the family when the owner passes.  In addition, a well-planned estate can help with passing a viable farm business to the next generation of owner operators – whether or not they are family members.


To help growers take the next step in planning, OSU Extension, Klamath Community College, Klamath Small Business Development Center, Klamath Watershed Partnership, and Rogue Farm Corps are coordinating a farm succession workshop.


Where: Klamath Community College, Building 6 Room H138, 7390 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603

               When: Saturday, March 10, 10am – 2pm

               Cost: FREE!  Free lunch also included.


Presenters will include Diana Tourney of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network on how to work with your family to plan for succession. Attorney Joe Hobson of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt to explain how to prepare your estate for succession. A panel of local farmers who have been through the process, and Nellie McAdams, Farm Preservation Program Director at Rogue Farm Corps and Coordinator of OWEB’s new Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program.


To RSVP or with any questions, contact Charles “Chip” Massie: 541-880-2339 or by email at


This program is made possible by the Klamath/Lake Agriculture Sector Strategy Group in partnership with the East Cascades Workforce Investment Board.




Leigh Ann Vradenburg

Project Manager

Klamath Watershed Partnership

205 Riverside Dr., Suite C

Klamath Falls, OR 97601

(541)850-1717 (o)

(575)418-7938 (c)

(541)850-8001 (f)