Farmland Cash Rent/Lease and Ag Estate Planning Workshops – July 26

Workshops on Farmland Cash Rent/Leases and Ag Estate Planning on July 26

Two workshops, Farmland Cash Rent/Leases and Ag Estate Planning Primer, will be hosted by Nebraska Extension in Dodge and Washington counties on Wednesday July 26, 2017 in Blair at the Washington County Extension Office (address, map and registration link below).

The morning workshop on Farmland Cash Rent and Leases will run from 9:00 am to Noon followed by a free lunch. This workshop is designed to help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for both parties involved and help maintain positive farm leasing relationships. Topics for discussion at the leasing workshop include: latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state; lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord; lease terminations, including terminating handshake or verbal leases; legal issues related to land ownership; and flexible lease arrangements. This workshop will be taught by Jim Jansen an Ag Systems Economist with Nebraska Extension.

The Ag Estate Planning Primer Workshop in the afternoon will be held from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The 90 minutes will be filled with information about the importance of starting that Estate planning process, appropriate family communications, considering the legacy you’d like to leave, and other important reasons to get a plan in place. The sooner you start making estate plans the better.  Participants in past workshops always say the workshop is great, but they wished they would have gone sooner in life.  It is also very helpful to have representatives of several generations of the family present at the workshop. The information provided will be appropriate for all families. Examples related will include planning information for small businesses and farming operations. The workshop will not substitute for appropriate legal advice, but hopefully get participants prepared for the process to make more efficient use of legal services as appropriate. This workshop will be taught by Allan Vyhnalek, the Farm Succession and Transition Extension Educator, from the UNL Department of Ag Economics.


  • 9:00 AM to Noon – Cash Rent and Lease Workshop
  • Noon to 1:00 PM – Free Lunch provided to attendees – 
  • 1:00 to 2:30 PM – Ag Estate Planning Primer Workshop

Nebraska Extension Office in Washington County
597 Grant Street, Suite 200
Blair, NE 68008

The workshops and lunch are free, but preregistration is encouraged to ensure there is enough lunch meals and handouts. Attendees can register for these workshops online at

Who do I contact with questions: 
Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Cropping Systems Extension Educator for Dodge and Washington Counties at 402-727-2775 or ude.l1521600401nu@re1521600401lleum1521600401.naht1521600401an1521600401


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