Allan Vyhnalek has worked in Extension in Iowa and Nebraska for 28 years. A native of Saline County, Nebraska, Vyhnalek received BS and MS degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in agricultural education. He taught in high school and post-secondary classrooms for 8.5 years prior to joining Extension. Focus Areas: Farm Management and Ag Economics Educational Programming: Ag marketing, farm leases, landlord/tenant relationships, farm transition, and estate planning
The Ag Land Lease programs are designed to help landlords and tenants develop leases that work well for both parties. The program will cover: understanding the latest land values and cash rental rates, communication and information sharing between a tenant and landlord, common lease provisions, and lease termination, among other topics.
If you've inherited or received farmland and want to learn some of the best strategies for managing it as an asset, get key information at a Nebraska Extension program being hosted at several sites this fall.
Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal or "handshake" agreements, the details of which may be remembered differently by both parties. This article addresses the deadline for giving termination notice for crop land leases (Sept. 1), how the requirements differ for crop and pasture lands, and links to sample written leases.
Farmers are increasing their soybean plantings for 2017, which likely means some are shifting to soybeans-after-soybeans. This article looks at what you should be considering at planting time as you consider changing your cropping sequence.
Nebraska soybean producers are being asked to answer a survey about their soybean fields and contribute to a benchmark study of current soybean production in Nebraska. Researchers from 10 north central states, including Nebraska, are collecting the data to identify factors that may be impeding growers from reaching full yield. See what they've learned in the first two years of the study and how they hope to use the information.
The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops will be offered across Nebraska this November and December. These workshops are designed to help landlords and tenants develop a lease that is right for both parties while maintaining positive farm leasing relations. Some sites will also feature extended workshops on flexible ag leases.