Farmland Leasing Meeting Set for Tuesday, August 18th in Eagle Grove

The meeting will be held at Memorial Hall located at 200 S Park in Eagle Grove. The meeting is approximately 2 ½ hours in length. Similar meetings are being held across Iowa. Other locations can be found by contacting the Wright County Extension Office or the ISUEO website at www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/
Attendees will gain an understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and factors driving next year’s rents such as market trends, tariffs and the new Farm Bill. They will also learn about factors affecting land values and the results of farmland value surveys. The program will also include information on the new Farm Bill updates, the impact of tariffs and the outlook for next year. A 100-page workbook will be included with registration that includes land leasing information such as surveys, sample written lease agreement and termination forms, and many other publications.  
“Due to changes in commodity markets and government programs farmland owners and tenants have challenging decisions to make, and this meeting provides information to stay up to date on farmland leasing issues”, says Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist. Leibold will be the presenter at the meeting.  
Registration is $20 per individual or $30 per couple; exact change please or a check written to Wright County Extension. Prior registration by August 14th is required as attendance is limited to 25 attendees to conform to social distancing requirements.  Attendees will not be permitted if they do not register by August 14.  Attendees are highly encouraged to bring and wear a mask.  If you feel sick, please do not attend.  Refreshments will not be provided, attendees may bring own.  Pre-register by calling the Wright County Extension and Outreach office at 515-532-3453.  

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