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.
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.