Nebraska Extension can assist anyone who recently inherited farmland.
Seminars across the state will provide information and education about owning a farm.
Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek says people call Extension offices monthly with similar questions.
“The “So, You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?’ program is set up to help people who are having to manage ag assets, basically for the first time in their lives,” Vyhnalek tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KWBE. “Actually, there’s some good information there for anyone and everyone who wants to hear more about farm ground.”
He says topics include communicating with family members and deciding whether to keep or sell the farmland.
“You have brothers and sisters to deal with. You have extended family to deal with in terms of how you’re going to manage this farm,” Vyhnalek explains. “You have lots of layers of communication here that have to be bridged and things that have to be worked on.”
That includes some tough questions and handling what could be a delicate situation.
“As much as you’d like to think that they would agree that the farm stays in the family or the family does not necessarily have to stay in the family, they don’t necessarily agree on those things,” he says. “You need to get that commitment and get that buy-in before you start discussing what you’re going to do with the farm asset or grandma’s yellow pie plate, for that matter.”
The seminars will take place Dec. 4-7 in Weeping Water, Wilber, Norfolk and Kearney.
More information and registration is HERE.
Dave Niedfeldt, KWBE Radio in Beatrice, contributed to this report.