Farm and Ag Business Management Meetings

Farmland Leasing Meetings

During July and August, leasing meetings will be held throughout Iowa at various locations. Each workshop attendee will receive a 100-page booklet of useful materials about farm leasing arrangements. Workshops will last approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours and will be led by Iowa State University Extension farm management specialists. The 2014 meetings will focus on issues related to land values and rental rates, tools for determining a “fair” cash rent, the Nutrient Reduction Strategy and the Agricultural Act of 2014. Other topics include issues that will impact the next year in agriculture.

To find a location near you, visit the ISU Extension and Outreach Calendar or contact your local County Extension Office. Meeting fees and registration requirements may vary by location.

Topics 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 2015.
  • Available Internet resources
More leasing resources from ISU Extension and Outreach can be found on the Ag Decision Maker Leasing webpage.

Updated July 22, 2014