Extension estate planning workshops scheduled in February

Most of us work our entire lives providing for our families—food, shelter, values, tradition and, if we are lucky, possibly a family business or farm. While we hope we will be able to pass that heritage on, those very things we treasure—that family business or that land that has been in the family for generations—may not be guaranteed for the next generation unless we do things now to preserve it.

Planning for the future is vital and families must take steps to ensure precious assets for the next generation. Learning about the estate planning process and taking steps now can help you keep those hard-earned assets with the families who worked so hard to attain and develop them.

K-State Research and Extension will offer “Preserving the Family with Estate Planning,” to aid families in beginning the process of transitioning from one generation to another. The workshop will be held twice, once on Feb. 22 at the Phillips County Fair Building in Phillipsburg, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and again on Feb. 26 at the Great Bend Recreation Center-Burnside Room in Great Bend, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The information will be the same in each location, so you need only to attend one meeting.

A meal and materials are included in the $20 registration fee and family members can attend for an additional $15 each if registered together at the same time. The registration deadline is Feb. 15. Meals and materials cannot be guaranteed for late or walk-in registrations.

To see a complete brochure and to register online, go to http://www.northwest.ksu.edu and view Events.

If you would like more information or a brochure sent to you, please contact the Phillips-Rooks Extension District office at 785-543-6845, the Cottonwood Extension District offices in Hays at 785-628-9430 or Great Bend at 620-793-1910.