So, You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?

Anyone that owns farmland may want to participate in this seminar to be provided information and education about that ownership. Learn management strategies for this asset by attending one of the meetings in this series in early April. Events are being planned for Norfolk on April 4th, 1:30 p.m.; Hastings, April 6th, 1:00 p.m.; Kearney, April 15th, 9:30 a.m., and North Platte, April 15th, 2:00 p.m.

Participants can use this 2 ½ hour workshop to learn about: 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, 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.” Vyhnalek continued.

Pre-registration is requested by 2 days prior to the event. Registration fee is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Contact the local extension office for the host county to register by 3 days prior to that event. To attend in Norfolk call 402-370-4000 to register, for Hastings call 402-461-7209, for Kearney call 308-236-1235, and for North Platte call 308-532-2683.

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

For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension in Platte County. Phone: 402-563-4901 or e-mail