Land transition workshop set in Norfolk

Farm and Food

Justin Carter, project associate,, 402.687.2100 ext. 1018; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

NORFOLK, NEBRASKA – The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting a free workshop for aspiring farmers, people who own or co-own more than 40 acres, may have inherited farmland, or are experiencing transition with farmland they own.

“Managing for the Future: Beginning Farms and Land Transitions” will be on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College, 701 W. Benjamin Ave., in Norfolk.

“The workshop is designed for landowners and beginning farmers who are experiencing a variety of decisions on topics that will impact the long-term futures of both their families and finances,” said Justin Carter, project associate at the Center for Rural Affairs. “These decisions are overwhelming and the answers are not always easy to find, so we’ve created this workshop to help connect resources.” 

The workshop will also welcome agriculture students from Northeast Community College.

Presentations and landowner discussions will be facilitated by Dave Goeller, retired deputy director of North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and resource provider at Nebraska Rural Response Hotline.

Beginning farmer discussions will be led by Erin Schoenberg, project associate at the Center for Rural Affairs.

Refreshments will be provided. To register, visit For more information, contact Carter at or 402.687.2100 ext. 1018.

This event is made possible by funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher grant.