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Statewide farmland leasing meetings address factors impacting 2020 leases

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July 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host multiple farmland leasing meetings 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 2019 program include a discussion on implementing conservation practices in leases, land values and cash rent trends, 2018 Farm Bill decisions, the latest legal updates that impact farm leases and land ownership and communication between rental parties.

map with meetingsThe 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 is available online with additional information available through the Ag Decision Maker website. For registration information, contact the local ISU Extension and Outreach county office.

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 negotiating leases, information on various types of leases, lease forms and newly updated Decision Tools.