So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?

So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?

If you've inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing this asset, learn what it means to own agricultural land today at one of several Nebraska Extension programs being hosted this fall across the state.

Topics to be covered in the 2.5-hour workshop include:

  • 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, Nebraska 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.” 

The program is being presented by Vyhnalek and Jim Jansen, a Nebraska Extension Educator. They provide farm land management education for eastern Nebraska.


Pre-registration is requested by two days prior to the event.  Advance registration is requested to ensure enough handouts for the program. This program is free because of funding from the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under award number 2015-49200-24226.

For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, farm succession, at 402-472-1771 or e-mail, or contact Jim Jansen, Extension economist for northeast Nebraska at 402-261-7572 or e-mail

So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?: Program Dates, Sites and Contact Info
DateLocationStart TimeContact
to Register
Nov. 2 Bridgeport — Prairie Winds Community Center 9:00 a.m. 308-632-1247
Nov. 6 Grand Island — Hall County Extension Office 9:30 a.m. 308-385-5088
Nov. 8
Arapahoe — Ella Missing Community Building 10:00 a.m. 308-268-3105
Nov. 9 O’Neill — Holt County Extension Office 1:00 p.m. 402-336-2760
Nov. 10 Auburn — 4-H Building 1:30 p.m. 402-274-4755
Nov. 13 York — 4-H Building 1:30 p.m. 402-362-5508
Nov. 20 Scribner — Community Center 1:30 p.m. 402-727-2775
Nov. 20 Norfolk — Madison County Ext. (Lifelong Learn Cntr) Moved to 12/6 6:30 p.m. 402-370-4040
Nov. 21 Wayne — Fire Hall 9:30 a.m. 402-375-3310
Dec. 4 Weeping Water — Cass County Extension 9:30 a.m. 402-267-2205
Dec. 5 Wilber — 1st Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 1:00 p.m. 402-821-2151
Dec. 6 Norfolk — Madison County Ext. (Lifelong Learn Cntr) 1:00 p.m. 402-370-4040
Dec. 7 Kearney — Buffalo County Extension Office 1:00 p.m. 308-236-1235
Dec. 14 South Sioux City — Northeast Community College 6:30 p.m. 402-987-2140
Dec. 19 North Platte — Lincoln County Extension Office 9:30 a.m. 308-532-2683
Dec. 20 Imperial — Crossroads Wesleyan Church 9:00 a.m. 308-882-4731

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