So You've Inherited a Farm — Now What?

So You've Inherited a Farm — Now What?

A new series of Extension farm management programs, "So You've Inherited a Farm — Now What?" continues in mid-April with important information to help you understand and manage this new investment. Whether you grew up on the farm or visited for holidays, as new owners you will want to familiarize yourself with what it means to own it. Programs, each 2.5 hours long, will be held at two more sites: Kearney and North Platte.


  • Kearney, April 15, 9:30 a.m., Buffalo County Extension Bldg., register by April 8 at 308-236-1235. Cost is $20 for one person, $30 per couple.
  • North Platte, April 15, 2 p.m., Lincoln County Fairgrounds, register by April 12 at 308-532-2683. Cost is $20 for one person, $30 per couple.
  • What is your land worth? How do you have it appraised?
  • How does the type of land ownership affect management?
  • Should you keep or sell the ground? Advantages and consequences of your decision
  • If leasing, what are key lease provisions?
  • How will the farm be managed?

“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.

Presenters include Vyhnalek, Tim Lemmons, and Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Educators who provide farmland management education for eastern Nebraska.

Pre-registration is requested.  See Location box for details.

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

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