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Ties to the Land

The Ties to the Land Initiative assists woodland owners, farmers, and ranchers in addressing communication issues and the emotional and legal aspects of succession planning for natural resource-based businesses.


Clint was a primary author and partner with the Oregon State Extension Service and the OSU Austin Family Business Program to develop this initiative.

Clint Bentz Consulting provides our range of consulting services to support families that need additional support beyond what is provided by the Ties to the Land program.

Coming Soon!

Online seminars and planning resources

Why Ties to the Land?

A succession plan is a more effective means for land owners to pass on their legacy than a traditional estate plan. An estate plan is just one step in succession planning. A good estate plan will ensure heirs receive the land with lowered tax obligations. Good succession planning is a way of building shared vision and passion for the land among the current owners and the heirs as well as passing on the land with reduced estate taxes. At the Ties to the Land Initiative we recognize there are differences among family members’ values, goals, and skills, and help owners form an effective plan to keep land in the family or identify alternative paths when continued family ownership is not an option.

OSU Extension Service Resources for
Ties to the Land

This is an Oregon State Extension Service resource that will walk you through the process of deciding how you want to pass on your land and how to engage the next generation

Overview of the process to get started.

This is a resource page provided by the Oregon State Extension Service with additional information on resources for land owners looking to develop an estate and succession plan.

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