Farmland leasing workshops for both tenants and land owners are being held again this year during July and August. These workshops are designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management, and leasing agreements. In previous years, over 50 meetings were held across the state. This year meetings will again take place in various counties, and there is sure to be one at a time and place that will work for you.
Meetings are approximately three hours in length and are facilitated by ISU Extension farm management specialists. Each workshop attendee will receive a set of beneficial materials regarding farm leasing arrangements and farmland ownership.
Topics covered include:
- Iowa Cash Rental Rate Survey and Land Values Survey
- Comparison of different types of leases
- Lease termination
- Impacts of yields and prices
- Calculating a fair cash rent
- Use of spreadsheets to compare leases
- Issues unique to this year’s production and an outlook for 2014.
- Available Internet resources
The ISU Extension and Outreach Calendar lists available meeting dates, locations and links to more information. Locations will be added as they become available, or contact your County Extension Office to find the nearest meeting location. The Leasing section of AgDM also provides useful materials for negotiating leases, information on various types of leases, lease forms and newly updated Decision Tools.
Knowing the latest information and where to find the best resources will make decisions easier for you and your clientele. Look to ISU Extension and Ag Decision Maker for information and decision tools this summer.
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