|AgDM Newsletter June, 2011|
Workshops provide resources on farmland surveys and leasing arrangements
Farmland leasing workshops are being held this year during July and August. These workshops are designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management, and leasing agreements. With over 50 meetings scheduled, 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 useful materials about farm leasing arrangements.
Topics covered include:
- 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
- Available Internet resources
The AgDM Leasing Meetings page 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.