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Master Tree Farmer 2007 - Preparing for the Next Owner

The 2007 Master Tree Farmer Mini-Series is designed for landowners, forestry association members, Extension agents, county foresters and others who find themselves dealing with the subject of preparing the forest and forestland for the next owner. This unique course is organized by a committee of several Extension foresters, state forestry agency professionals and federal natural resources specialists.

Agenda topics 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

The Master Tree Farmer courses are the only satellite broadcasts of their kind for forest landowners throughout the South. Each participating state land grant university has a coordinator making arrangements for their programs. Clemson University serves as the host for the programs. Forestry professionals from universities, private and public organizations participate as instructors and presenters. Broadcasts are live from Clemson to viewing locations around the south.

Session 1: Introduction & Overview


Session 2: Strategies for Success - Intergenerational Transfer


Session 3: Strategies for Success - Conservation Easements and Charitable Giving



For more information, visit


  • Clemson University

  • The Regional Extension Forester - Southern Region

  • Louisiana State University

  • Mississippi State University

  • University of Florida

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Tennessee

  • Virginia Tech