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Keeping Your Farm in the Family for the Next Generation

I would encourage any farmers, spouses, and adult children to consider attending this Farmers and Ranchers Program! Communication and fair transition plans are keys to keeping family ties and the family farm strong. I’ve watched too often where communication doesn’t occur-even most recently with my extended family-and the heartache caused as a result. Work on the communication and transition plan now before it’s too late!

Views from VanDeWalle

The final Farmers & Ranchers College program for the 2012-13 programming year will be held on March 14, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. with a meal and the program to follow. It will be held at Evening with Friends Restaurant in Milligan and will feature Dr. Ron Hanson, Neal E. Harlan Professor of Agribusiness, Ag Economics Dept., UNL. A description of Hanson’s program is provided below.Logo

The entire process for mapping out a succession plan to transfer the eventual ownership of a family farm from one generation (parents) to the next generation (their adult children) can be an overwhelming task for many families.  Where does this process even begin?  Who makes the final decisions?  Can you be fair to everyone involved?  What if there is not good communications within the family?  How do you keep emotions and personal jealousies from taking over and preventing good decision making?  These…

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Social Media for Business

Check out these great opportunities to learn more about social media for your business!

Innovative Tips for Communities

UNL Extension in Seward County will be hosting the Social Media & Mobile Technology for Ag Businesses Webinar Series starting on January 17, 1:00 p.m. at the Extension Office, 216 S. 9th St, Seward, NE  68434.  This is a partnership effort with Penn State, Ohio State and University of Nebraska Extension.  You can register by calling 402-643-2981 or register at   Note that there is no charge for attending one or all of these one hour webinars if you join me at the Extension Office.

  • January 17 – Mobile Usage and Payment Technology
  • January 24 – Introduction to Linkedin and Pinterest
  • January 31 – Maps/Apps – Mobile & Location based Marketing
  • February 7 – SM Analysis Tools for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
  • February 14 – Top 10 Trends and Cool Tools in Social Media
  • February 28 – Keeping Up with the “Technology”
  • March 7 – Getting the most from Facebook

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