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NEBRASKA-SPECIFIC DATA: Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, hopes to use the survey’s data to plan educational efforts. "When I visit with Nebraskans, I want to use Nebraska data for my transition and succession talks."

Ag producers encouraged to take succession survey

Survey data will be used for materials and meetings specific to Nebraska.

Nebraska farmers and ranchers are invited to take a survey about their farm or ranch succession plans. The survey can be completed at go.unl.edu/succession.

The survey seeks to uncover how Nebraska farmers and ranchers are planning for succession or retirement. How retirement would be financed is another key issue being examined. The data collected will be used to design educational materials, website and meetings specific to Nebraska producers.

Allan Vyhnalek, farm succession Extension educator; Dave Aiken, agricultural law specialist; and Kate Brooks, assistant professor in the ag economics department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are the conducting the survey.

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Vyhnalek recently relocated to the department from Platte County Extension. He will provide succession planning support and education to Nebraska farms and ranches. Vyhnalek hopes to use the data collected to plan educational efforts. "When I visit with Nebraskans, I want to use Nebraska data for my transition and succession talks," he says.

"We hope that Nebraska farmers and ranchers understand the need to participate in the survey, so we have correct information. We want to be able to design materials and educational outreach that fit the needs of Nebraskans," Vyhnalek says.

The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete, and participants must be 19 years or older to participate. Anyone with questions can contact Allan Vyhnalek at 402-472-1771 or e-mail [email protected].

Source: UNL Extension

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