Polk County Farmland Leasing Meeting to be held August 1st

The ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County office will host a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. with doors open at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1625 Adventureland Drive, Ste. A, in Altoona. The meeting will last approximately three hours and will be facilitated by Steve Johnson, farm and agriculture business management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
 
Emphasis will be placed on the results of surveys recently released on Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure as well as the 2018 Iowa Cash Rental Rates. Participants will increase their understanding of financial challenges with projections of 2018 crop supply/demand and cash prices outlook. The meeting will focus on various methods to determine a fair 2019 cash rental rate and the importance of good tenant/landlord communications.
 
Pre-registration is required at least two days before the meeting and a $20 per individual or $30 per couple fee is payable at the door. Participants will receive a 100-page booklet and meeting handouts designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management, and leasing arrangements.
 
Contact the Polk County Extension office at (515) 957-5760 with your questions or to pre-register before Monday, July 30.
 
For a list of meetings statewide, check the ISU Extension calendar for a meeting near you, or view the event flyer here.
 
<www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html>

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