Farmland leasing arrangements topic of meeting

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Greene County, is hosting a farmland leasing meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 1 pm at Greene County Extension office, 104 West Washington St in Jefferson. The annual meeting is offered to address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

Core components of the program will include land values and cash rent trends, cost of production, methods for determining a rental rate, legal updates regarding leases and communication between tenants or landlords. Additional topics vary by location.

The three-hour workshop is designed to assist landowners, farm tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements. Attendees will gain a better understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and factors driving next year’s rents such as market trends and input costs. Comments from past participants highlight the value of the materials provided and depth of information covered in the short program.

A 100-page workbook is compiled for the programs, with resources regarding land leasing agreements such as surveys, sample written lease agreements and termination forms, along with many other publications.

Registration is $20 per individual or $30 per couple and includes materials. Pre-registration is encouraged as an additional $5 fee will be added for walk-in participants. To register contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Greene County office at 515-386-2138, email lballard [at] isu [dot] edu, or visit the Extension office.

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