June 2022

Statewide farmland leasing and management workshops address factors impacting 2023 farmland leases

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing workshops during July and August. The annual meetings address questions that land owners, tenants or other interested individuals have about leasing farmland.

Core components of the 2022 program include discussion on land values and cash rent trends, legal updates that impact farm leases and land ownership, communication between rental parties, implementing conservation practices in leases, and cybersecurity tips for farm business operations.

The two to three-hour workshop is designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with current issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements. Comments from past participants share 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, example lease agreements and termination forms, along with many other publications.

Attend a local leasing meeting

The leasing meetings being held across Iowa are facilitated by ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists. A listing of ISU Extension and Outreach county offices hosting meetings, along with details on virtual options, are available online through the Ag Decision Maker website.

To register, contact the local ISU Extension and Outreach county office hosting the event. Pre-registration is encouraged as an additional $5 fee may be added if registering less than two calendar days before the meeting date. The Ag Decision Maker leasing section also provides useful materials for improving lease agreements, information on various types of leases, lease forms and newly updated Decision Tools.

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Ann M. Johanns, extension program specialist, 515-337-2766, aholste@iastate.edu


Ann M. Johanns

extension program specialist
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