Extension Landlord-Tenant Cash Rent Workshops Rescheduled as Virtual Meetings

combines harvesting soybeans
Soybean harvest by the Spohn Farms combine crew near Friend, Neb. Oct. 3, 2016. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication Photography.

Extension Landlord-Tenant Cash Rent Workshops Rescheduled as Virtual Meetings

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension will hold a series of virtual landlord-tenant cash rent workshops in lieu of in-person meetings that were scheduled across the state through February. They will be geared toward current and future landlords and tenants and will cover current trends in cash rental rates and land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations and current university crop budget information.

The workshops, titled Ag Land Leasing, Budgeting and Management for 2021, will be led by extension land specialists Allan Vyhnalek, Austin Duerfeldt, Glennis McClure and Jim Jansen, who conduct research and outreach in land management, crop budgets, farm and ranch succession, communication and negotiations. They will address common agricultural landlord and tenant topics, including equitable rental rates, managing and adjusting farmland leases, landlord-tenant communication, pasture leasing and other land management considerations.

Three of the workshops will be intended for audiences in specific regions of the state. A virtual meeting that was previously slated to be held for landlords and tenants in Lancaster County will continue as scheduled.

Following the landlord-tenant workshop on each date, an agricultural budgeting workshop will be held 1:30-3 p.m. Information will be presented on using University of Nebraska-Lincoln crop budgets to calculate cost of production. The new online Agricultural Budget Calculator program will also be demonstrated. These workshops will be conducted on the same meeting link as the morning session.

Paper copies of the program curriculum will be mailed to participants who provide their address during registration, which should be completed at least one week prior to the workshop to ensure receipt by the time of the workshop.

Workshop schedule:

  • Panhandle Region — Thursday, Jan. 7: landlord-tenant cash rent workshop, 9-11:30 a.m. MST; crop budgeting workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. MST.
  • Central Region — Thursday, Feb. 4: landlord-tenant cash rent workshop, 9-11:30 a.m. CST; crop budgeting workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. CST.
  • Eastern Region — Thursday, Feb. 25: landlord-tenant cash rent workshop, 9-11:30 a.m. CST; crop budgeting workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. CST.

The workshops are free to attend and will be held via Zoom. Registration is required on the Farm and Ranch Management page, and participants will receive the Zoom link upon registering.