Allan Vyhnalek - Extension Educator, Farm/Ranch Succession and Transition

Allan Vyhnalek

faculty
Work Filley Hall (FYH) 102
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
US
Work 402-472-1771 On campus, dial 2-1771

Website: agecon.unl.edu/succession
Twitter: @arvred73
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

Managing a Farm/Ranch Transfer to the Next Generation

August 23, 2019
Successfully getting the next generation to return to the farm and then keeping them on the farm can be accomplished through four stages that can help all the family make a peaceful transition.

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Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease

August 14, 2019
The deadline for formal notification to terminate a verbal or handshake year-to-year land lease agreement is September 1. Here are some things to consider when terminating various types of land leases.

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Avoiding Fireworks When Two Generations Manage an Ag Operation

June 26, 2019
Sometimes when a younger generation returns to the farm, shared management can be a difficult transition. The author of this Cornhusker Economics article talked with growers across the state about their concerns and offers recommendations for achieving a smooth integration.

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Adjusting Pasture and Hay Ground Leases for 2019

April 11, 2019
Where there is significant flood damage to pastures, hayland, or alfalfa, should the rental rate be adjusted for 2019? This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates, depending on individual circumstances.

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Flooded cropland in eastern Nebraska. Photo by William Dodd)
In areas where cropland was flooded, should rental rates be adjusted for 2019? Landlord-tenant communication this spring is recommended to address this question.

Should Leases be Adjusted for Flood-Damaged Farm Ground?

March 28, 2019
This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.

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Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Workshops

February 5, 2019

Current and future landowners and tenants should make plans to attend one of several free land management workshops sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. “Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century” will cover current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations.

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Quarterly Webinar Series to Address Land Management Issues

January 31, 2019
The Agricultural Land Management Quarterly webinar series debuts February 18 with management advice and insight for Nebraska landowners, agricultural producers, and others with an interest in agricultural land.

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Avoid Family Trouble when Planning Farm/Ranch Succession

January 24, 2019
When looking at farm succession or transfer, sometimes recognizing the contribution of the sibling who stayed on the farm can be difficult for those who didn't. Good communication among family members is critical to a fair settlement. Here's one plan.

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