Farmland Leasing Meetings Provide Timely Information

Farmland Lease Meeting Workshop Cedar Rapids Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) is offering farm leasing meetings throughout Iowa during July and August. The 2 1/2-hour workshop focuses on issues related to land values and rental rates, Iowa’s Water Quality Initiative, and the Agricultural Act of 2014.

Farm management specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach are addressing current cash rental rate surveys, factors driving next year's rents such as market trends and input costs, and answering questions land owners, tenants or others attending have about farmland leasing. Each workshop attendee receives a 100-page booklet of useful materials about farm leasing arrangements.

Other topics include Iowa Cash Rental Rate Survey and Land Values Survey, comparison of different types of leases, impacts of yields and prices, and calculating a fair cash rent.

In Linn County, the two Farmland Leasing Workshops will be held:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
1:00-3:30pm OR 5:00-7:30pm
at the ISUEO Linn County office
383 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Registration fee is $25 per individual or $40 per couple.  Registration is required in advance by calling ISUEO Linn County at 319-377-9839 or by emailing 

ISU Extension and Outreach and Ag Decision Maker have several helpful farm leasing information files and decision tools.  They can be found at the heading Whole Farm.

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