UNL CropWatch Feb. 11, 2011 Land Owners Update Feb. 17 in Norfolk

UNL CropWatch Feb. 11, 2011 Land Owners Update Feb. 17 in Norfolk

Feb. 11, 2011

Land Owners Update Feb. 17 in Norfolk

Trends in land ownership and management will be among the topics at a Feb. 17 Landowners Update in Norfolk.

The meeting, sponsored by UNL Extension, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center at the Northeast Community College at 601 E. Benjamin Ave.

Understanding the trends in land ownership and management is critical to success in todays farming industry. If you are a landowner, how has your land investment changed over the past several years? If you are a grower, have you been as efficient as possible in managing your land input? The objective of this program is to provide practical information and strategies to help Nebraska landowners, managers, and farm operators understand the recent trends in agricultural land values and rental rates. We will also take a look down the road to see how land management will be to the key to future success in farming.

Topics we will include trends in ownership — who is buying and why. We also will seek to understand how far the market has come in a short time and where it might be headed. Participants will receive additional strategies for assessing the potential land opportunity and how to deal with the volatility in what has become a seller's/renter's market.

If you are a grower, learn strategies so that you can stand out to a potential landowner. If you are a landowner, learn how to pick the best renter that offers you both stability and sustainability in your market investment.

Speakers will include Tim Lemmons, UNL Extension educator in northeast Nebraska, Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator in Platte County, and others.


Registration is required by February 14 and space will be limited to the first 40 participants. The registration cost is $10 and covers meeting materials. Call the Extension Office at 402-370-4000 or 402-370-4040 to register.

A copy of the registration flyer is available for download at http://nerec.unl.edu or at http://madison.unl.edu.

For more information or assistance, please contact Tim Lemmons, Extension educator, at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at
402-370-4000 or e-mail tlemmons2@UNL.EDU.

Tim Lemmons
Extension Educator, Norfolk



Tim Lemmons
Extension Educator