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So You’ve Inherited A Farm, Now What?
By Allan Vyhnalek
If you've inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing this asset, learn what it means to own agricultural land today at one of several Nebraska Extension programs being hosted this fall across the state.
Topics to be covered in the 2.5-hour workshop include:
  • Am I keeping the farm or selling it?
  • How do I manage a farm?
  • If leasing, what are key lease provisions? 
  • What legal considerations do I have with this decision?
  • And, how do we manage family communications and expectations when other family is involved?
“I am contacted monthly from citizens who have had their parents pass away, and now they are managing a farm for the first time in their lives,” said Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educator and event speaker.  “They may have even grown up there, but haven’t been around for 30 or 40 years and need to understand that farming practices and management concepts have changed.” 
The program is being presented by Vyhnalek and Jim Jansen, a Nebraska Extension Educator. They provide farm land management education for eastern Nebraska.
Pre-registration is requested by two days prior to the event.  Advance registration is requested to ensure enough handouts for the program. This program is free because of funding from the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award number 2015-49200-24226.
For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, farm succession, at 402-472-1771 or e-mail, or contact Jim Jansen, Extension economist for northeast Nebraska at 402-261-7572 or e-mail
So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?: Program Dates, Sites and Contact Info
NOV. 2Prairie Winds Community CenterBridgeport9:00 a.m.308-632-1247
NOV. 6Hall County Extension OfficeGrand Island9:30 a.m.308-385-5088
NOV. 8Ella Missing Community BuildingArapahoe10:00 a.m.308-268-3105
NOV. 9Holt County Extension OfficeO’Neill1:00 p.m.402-336-2760
NOV. 104-H BuildingAuburn1:30 p.m.402-274-4755
NOV. 134-H BuildingYork1:30 p.m.402-362-5508
NOV. 20Community CenterScribner1:30 p.m.402-727-2775
NOV. 20Madison County Ext. (Lifelong Learn Cntr)Norfolk6:30 p.m.402-370-4040
NOV. 21Fire HallWayne9:30 a.m.402-375-3310
DEC. 4Cass County ExtensionWeeping Water9:30 a.m.402-267-2205
DEC. 51st Lutheran Church Fellowship HallWilber1:00 p.m.402-821-2151
DEC. 7Buffalo County Extension OfficeKearney1:00 p.m.308-236-1235
DEC. 14Northeast Community CollegeSouth Sioux City6:30 p.m.402-987-2140
DEC. 19Lincoln County Extension OfficeNorth Platte9:30 a.m.308-532-2683
DEC. 20Crossroads Wesleyan ChurchImperial9:00 a.m.308-882-4731