Ag Producers Encouraged to take Succession Survey

Ag Producers Encouraged to take Succession Survey

Nebraska farmers and ranchers are invited to take a university survey about their farm or ranch succession plans. It can be completed online at

The survey is on how Nebraska farmers and ranchers are planning for succession or retirement and how they plan to finance their retirement. Responses will be kept confidential and used to design educational materials, a website, and meetings specific to Nebraska producers.

Allan Vyhnalek, farm succession extension educator; Dave Aiken, agricultural law specialist; and Kate Brooks, assistant professor, all in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are conducting the survey.

Vyhnalek, who recently relocated to the department from Platte County Extension, will provide succession planning support and education to Nebraska farms and ranches. He hopes to use survey results in planning educational efforts. “When I visit with Nebraskans, I want to use Nebraska data for my transition and succession talks,” said Vyhnalek.

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“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,” added Vyhnalek.

The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and participants must be 19 years or older to participate.

For more information contact Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension Educator, Farm Succession Education. Phone: 402-472-1771 or e-mail

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