So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What? Programs Start Aug. 15

So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What? Programs Start Aug. 15

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 year across the state.

Topics to be covered in the three-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 farmland management education for eastern Nebraska.

Program Schedule

August 15 — McCook, Fairgrounds, Community Bldg., 1 p.m.  To register call (308) 345-3390

August 27  —  Central City, Fairgrounds, 6 p.m. To register call (308) 946-3843

August 30  —  Beatrice, Extension Office, 1 p.m.  To register call (402) 223-1384

September 5 — Valentine, Niobrara Lodge, 6 p.m. To register call (402) 376-1850

September 6 —  West Point, Nielsen Center, 1 p.m.  To register call (402) 372-6006


Pre-registration is requested at least 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