AMES, Iowa--Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering farm leasing meetings throughout Iowa during July and August. The three-hour workshops focus 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.
Meeting locations are listed online through the ISU Extension and Outreach Calendar at www.extension.iastate.edu/calendar and are available by contacting a local county extension office. Meeting fees and registration requirements may vary by location.
ISU Extension and Outreach and Ag Decision Maker have several helpful farm leasing information files and decision tools. They can be found at www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm under the heading Whole Farm.