Generational Transition Program
Get Help with Your Ranch Transition Plan
The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) wants to assist farm and ranch families with the often daunting task of transitioning their family farm or ranch. NGLC has hired an individual who will work directly with families interested in taking estate and transition planning steps.
Through grant funds, Bethany Johnston was recently hired as the NGLC Ranch Transition Task Manager.
For families interested in working with Johnston, she will offer complimentary and confidential assistance. The process begins with a face-to-face meeting with Johnston where she will utilize their input to help the family create a roadmap and identify available transition and estate planning resources. She emphasizes, “The family will be in charge of the process and the direction. They are in the driver’s seat.”
Once the family’s roadmap has been developed, Johnston, who is certified as a farm succession planner, will then check-in with the family regularly to ensure that they are proactively completing tasks for effective transition and estate planning. Johnston anticipates this process will include helping direct families to several services and resources that already exist, such as Nebraska Rural Response legal and financial clinics, counseling, and family mediation.
Farm and ranch families interested in transition planning are invited to contact Johnston at 308-348-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.