Master Tree Farmer Mini-series:
Preparing for the Next Owner

February 20, 27 and March 6, 2007; 7-10 PM ET at participating locations

If you own land you probably have a strong connection to it and a desire to leave your land in a healthy, productive condition for the future. You've worked hard planning for the management of your property, maintaining wildlife openings, burning, plowing fire lines and planting trees that will likely outlive you. Few people dedicate themselves to growing something with a longer life cycle than their own.

This 3-session shortcourse, hosted by Clemson University and broadcast via satellite and Internet across the South, will focus on the legal and emotional challenges associated with preparing your land for the next generation. Agenda topics will include:

  • Understanding heir property and having a clear title
  • Basics on how real estate passes
  • Basic estate planning with a focus on forestland options
  • Intergenerational transfer strategies
  • Conservation easements
  • Charitable giving
  • Generation skipping options
  • Shared ownerships and family limited partnerships and property transfer issues

Experts in these fields from around the country will present the latest information on these topics and more.  They will also be available via 1-800 phone lines and the Internet to answer questions that landowners, farmers, ranchers, natural resource professionals, tax experts, financial planners, accountants and others have about these issues. 

In Florida this program is a collaborative effort by UF-IFAS Extension, Florida Division of Forestry, Florida Forestry Association and others.  New information about the program will be posted here as it becomes available. Questions can be directed to Chris Demers, 352-846-2375, cdemers@ufl.edu

Participating Locations

Jasper Madison Quincy Marianna Milton Crestview DeFuniak Springs Bonifay Marianna Quincy Madison Jasper Lake City Hilliard Jacksonville St. Augustine Green Cove Springs Gainesville Brooksville Plant City Largo Kissimmee Bonifay Gainesville St. Augustine Milton

Town
(Facility)

Address

Contact


Bonifay
(Bonifay Work Center, Division of Forestry)

2889 Forestry Dr.
Bonifay, FL 32425
U.S. 90, 2 miles west of Bonifay
Shep Eubanks
UF-IFAS
850-547-1108
bigbuck@ufl.edu

Brooksville
(UF-IFAS Resarch Station)
22271 Chinsegut Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34601
map / directions
Eric Williams
Florida Division of Forestry
352-754-6777 ext.108
williae2@doacs.state.fl.us
Callahan
(Moved to Hilliard Public Library (see below))
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Crestview

(UF-IFAS Okaloosa Co. Extension Office)
5479 Old Bethel Rd,
Crestview, FL 32536
map / directions
Gerald Edmondson
UF-IFAS
850-689-5850
bulldog1@ufl.edu

DeFuniak Springs
(UF-IFAS Walton Co. Extension Office)
732 North 9th St
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
map / directions
Mike Goodchild
UF-IFAS
850-892-8172
mjgo@ufl.edu

Gainesville
(Fifield Hall, UF Campus)
On Hull Rd,
east of Performing Arts Center, north side of road
map / directions
Chris Demers
UF-IFAS
352-846-2375
cdemers@ufl.edu

Green Cove Springs

(UF-IFAS Clay County Extension Office)
2463 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
map / directions
David Nistler
UF-IFAS
904-284-6355
dnistler@ufl.edu


Hilliard

(Hiliard Public Library)
15821 CR 108
Hilliard, FL 32046
Web site / directions
Steve Gaul
UF-IFAS
904-879-1019
sgaul@ufl.edu

Jacksonville
(UF-IFAS Duval County Extension Office)
1010 N McDuff Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32254
map / directions
Larry Figart
UF-IFAS
904-387-8850
lfigart@coj.net

Jasper

(UF-IFAS Hamilton County Extension Office)
1143 US Hwy 41 NW
Jasper, FL 32052
map / directions
Allen Tyree
UF-IFAS
386-792-1276
atyree@ufl.edu


Kissimmee
(UF-IFAS Osceola Co. Extension)
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
map / directions
Eleanor Foerste
UF-IFAS
321-697-3000
efoerste@ufl.edu


Lake City

(UF-IFAS Columbia County Extension Office)
164 SW Mary Ethel Lane
Lake City, FL 32025
map / directions
Elena Toro
UF-IFAS
386-752-5384
etoro@ufl.edu



Largo

(UF-IFAS Pinellas County Extension Office)
12175 125th St N
Largo, FL 33744
map / directions
Jane Morse
UF-IFAS
727-582-2100
jvmorse@ufl.edu


Madison
(UF-IFAS Madison County Extension Office)
902 College Ave
Madison, FL 32340
map / directions
Madison County Extension Office
850-973-4138

Marianna

(UF-IFAS Jackson County Extension Office)
2741 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448
map / directions
Ed Jowers
UF-IFAS
850-482-9620
hjowers@ufl.edu

Milton
(UF-IFAS West Florida REC)
5988 HWY 90, B4900
Milton, FL 32583
map / directions
Dr. Rick Williams
UF-IFAS
850-983-5216 x.102
rickw@ufl.edu

Plant City

(UF-IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center)
1200 North Park Rd
Plant City, FL 33563
map / directions
Michael Andreu
UF-IFAS
813-757-2274
mandreu@ufl.edu

Quincy
(UF-IFAS North FL REC)
155 Research Road
Quincy, FL 32351
map / directions
Dr. Patrick Minogue
UF-IFAS
850-875-7142
pminogue@ufl.edu

St. Augustine

(UF-IFAS St. Johns County Extension Office)
3125 Agriculture Center Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32092
map / directions
Greg Dunn
Florida Division of Forestry
904-209-0434
dunng@doacs.state.fl.us


Registration

Registration for Florida locations will be through the Florida Forestry Association; checks, Visa and MasterCard accepted.  Each attendee will pay $70 for the course. Those sharing materials with a registered attendee will pay $30.  Registrants will receive a workbook and a CD with presentation notes for each session.  Those completing all three sessions will receive a certificate and hat.  Registrations accepted until February 20, 2007. Fill out the registration form in the brochure linked below and fax or send to Florida Forestry Association as indicated:

Master Tree Farmer 2007 Mini-series Registration Brochure

Foresters, 2.5 Continuing Forestry Education Credits per session will be provided. For more information about the program, contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375, cdemers@ufl.edu.

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