So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?

Those who have in inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing the asset are encourage to attend one of several Nebraska Extension programs being offered across the state this fall.

“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.” 

Topics to be addressed in the 2 hour online 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?

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

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

To view the recorded online workshop: VIEW HERE