Pond and farmland
MANAGEMENT HELP: The workshop will help participants with management strategies for farmland, including lease provisions, legal considerations and family communication.

So you've inherited a farm; now what?

Free Extension program to help teach management strategies for farmland.

By Allan Vyhnalek

Anyone who owns farmland may want to participate in a new workshop called "So You've Inherited a Farm, Now What?" The workshop will be held in multiple locations across Nebraska.

The 2.5-hour workshop will answer such questions as:
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?
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, 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."

Preregistration is requested two days before the event. Advance registration is requested to ensure enough handouts for the program. This program is free and open to the public, thanks to funding by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The program is being provided by Allan Vyhnalek and Jim Jansen, Extension. They provide the farmland management education for eastern Nebraska.

For more information or assistance, contact Vyhnalek at 402-472-1771 or [email protected], or Jansen at 402-261-7572 or [email protected].

Dates and locations
Nov. 2, Prairie Winds Community Center, Bridgeport, 9 a.m., 308-632-1247

Nov. 6, Hall County Extension, Grand Island, 9:30 a.m., 308-385-5088

Nov. 8, Ella Missing Community Building, Arapahoe, 10 a.m., 308-268-3105

Nov. 9, Holt County Extension Office, O'Neill, 1 p.m., 402-336-2760

Nov. 10, 4-H Building, Auburn, 1:30 p.m., 402-274-4755

Nov. 13, 4-H Building, York, 1:30 p.m., 402-362-5508

Nov. 20, Community Center, Scribner, 1:30 p.m., 402-727-2775

Nov. 20, Madison Co. Extension LLC, Norfolk, 6:30 p.m., 402-370-4040

Nov. 21, Fire Hall, Wayne, 9:30 a.m., 402-375-3310

Dec. 4, Cass Co. Extension, Weeping Water, 9:30 a.m., 402-267-2205

Dec. 5, 1st Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Wilber, 1 p.m., 402-821-2151

Dec. 7, Buffalo County Ext., Kearney, 1 p.m., 308-236-1235

Dec. 14, Northeast Community College, South Sioux City, 6:30 p.m., 402-987-2140

Dec. 19, Extension Office, North Platte, 9:30 a.m., 308-532-2683

Dec. 20, Crossroads Wesleyan Church, Imperial, 9 a.m., 308-882-4731

Vyhnalek is an Extension educator in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Ag Economics Department.

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