Northeast Chapter contact information:
Phone or text: 509-596-0931


Upcoming Events of Interest to Our Members:

Saturday, February 3, 2018

"Ties to  the Land"
Succession Planning for Landowners Workshop
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
WSU Stevens County Extension Office
986 S. Main
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 provide effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land. 
Families usually attribute an elevated level of importance to succession planning but concede that they have not done enough preparation. Sometimes this is due to unresolved issuespassive communication styles, or uncertainty in people’s lives. Including younger generations in a 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.
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 they 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. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg:
Phone: (509) 667-6540
Email: [email protected]

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Forest Owners Winter School
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Community Colleges or Spokane - Colville Center
985 South Elm Street
On-hands and interactive educational event for families who own forestland in Washington. 

Whether you live on the land or are an absentee owner, this is a great opportunity to learn how to gain more benefits from your family forest no matter where it is located in the state.

Workshop and classes range from 1 to 3 hours on various topics (example - forest health, hand tools, etc.)  There will be resource area featuring exhibitors, vendors, and display by public, private and non-profits organizations that provide products and services to assist landowners.

Registration Fee:
Advance registration (before Feb 12th)       $30/person   $40/family
Registration (after Feb 12th)                        $40/person   $50/family
Lunch                                                           $10/person
For more information and registration, contact Andy Perleberg:
Phone: (509) 667-6540
Email: [email protected]


Youth educational event at Walker Tree Farm

Chapter Officers
President Jim Sibley  
Vice President Alan Walker  
Secretary Ann Van Dielen  
Treasurer Bill Berrigan  
Stevens County Rep Val Messerall  
Ferry County Rep Olga Mill  
Pend Oreille County Rep Bill Kemp  
Member at Large Alexis Walker  
Membership Alan Walker