Farmland leasing meetings in northeast Iowa

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices across northeast Iowa are hosting farmland leasing meetings from July 30 through August 21 at selected locations. These meetings will address questions that land owners, tenants, or other interested individuals have about farmland leasing. Locations include:
Calmar at 9 a.m. August 6;
Dyersville at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. August 12;
Fayette at 9 a.m. August 13;
Waukon at 1:30 p.m. August 13;
Osage at 9 a.m. August 14;
Cresco at 1:30 p.m. August 14;
Waterloo at 9 a.m. August 15;
Tripoli at 1:30 p.m. August 15;
Elkader at 1:30 p.m. on August 21.
Meetings are approximately 2 ½ hours in length.
Attendees will gain understanding of current cash rental rate surveys and factors driving next year’s rents such as market trends and input costs. They will learn about types of leases and results of farmland value surveys. Additionally, information on 2012 Census, Farm Bill, CSR2, and Nutrient Reduction Strategy will be presented. 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, cash rent values, and government programs farmland owners and tenants may have more decisions over the next year than in previous years, and this meeting provides information to stay up to date on farmland lease issues”, says Kristen Schulte, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist.
Pre-register and find out additional meeting and location details by calling the corresponding local county extension office for the desired meeting location.

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