Workshop topic here is landlord, tenant leases
A workshop hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will be held at the Chase County Fairgrounds next month in cooperation with SW4 County Extension Offices.
This workshop will help landlords and tenants establish and maintain a positive farm leasing relationship. It is being sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Education Center.
This Imperial workshop will be on Nov 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshop series will help producers and landowners deal with the volatility of their cash rents,” said Robert Tigner, UNL Extension educator in Chase County.
“Landlords are trying to be loyal to their tenants, yet want a fair return for the land asset. Tenants want to be sure to stay in business, yet feel the pressure of bidding to keep the land base that they have been farming,” said Tigner.
Topics for discussion include: expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property; lease communication; determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord; relatives—tips for farm leases that include relatives; irrigation system questions, as they pertain to setting lease rates; alternative cash lease arrangements; flexible provision considerations for your situation; and other topics like grain bin rental will be covered as time allows.
A team of UNL Extension Educators will be on hand to discuss these topics and provide common sense tips during the presentation. Managing the 2012 drought and implications for 2013 will also be discussed.
It is very helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together, Tigner said.
“Putting together the right lease isn’t about what is being discussed at the coffee shop, or what a university survey of cash lease rates says; it is about what fits both the landlord and tenant for their circumstance and situation. Attending this presentation will provide a set of ideas to work from as those specifics are discussed,” Tigner said.
For more information about these workshops, contact Tigner at 308-882-4731, email
or call the local Extension Office.
The workshop is free, but registration is required to reserve a spot. Please register by Nov. 6. Handout materials, a meal and refreshments provided.
Participation is limited. To register, call the Chase Count Extension office at 308-882-4731.