Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops Cover Market Volatility, Other Issues - UNL CropWatch

Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshops Cover Market Volatility, Other Issues - UNL CropWatch

Oct. 11, 2011

Workshop Site Details

Nov. 14 – Syracuse, Syracuse National Bank, Johnson County Extension, 402-335-3669

Nov. 15 – Wilber, Sokol Hall, Saline County Extension, 402-821-2151

Nov. 28 -- Broken Bow, Country Club, Custer County Extension, 308-872-6831

Dec. 6 – Hastings, Adams County Fairgrounds, Adams County Extension, 402-461-7209

Dec. 7 -- Central City, Community Room, Merrick County Extension, 308-946-3843

Dec. 12 – Fremont, Dodge County Extension Office, Dodge County Extension, 402-727-2775

Dec. 13 -- West Point, Community Building, Cuming County Extension, 402-372-6006

Dec. 14 – Neligh, Imperial Steak House, Antelope County Extension, 402-887-5414

Helping landlords and tenants establish and maintain a positive farm leasing relationship will be the focus of  workshops to be held this November and December in central and eastern Nebraska. The programs will be hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board.

Workshops begin with 5 p.m. registration and conclude at 9 p.m. at each location.

The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshop series will help producers deal with the volatility of cash grain markets for corn and soybeans, said Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator in Platte County.

“Landlords are trying to be loyal to their tenants, yet want a fair return for the land asset,” Vyhnalek said. “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.”

Discussion topics will include:

  • expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property;
  • lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord;
  • tips for farm leases that include relatives;
  • irrigation system questions, as they pertain to setting lease rates; and
  • alternative cash lease arrangements and flexible provision considerations

Other topics, such as grain bin rental, will be covered as time allows.

Vyhnalek and UNL Extension educators Tim Lemmons and Jessica Jones will be on hand to discuss these topics and provide common sense tips during the presentation.

It is very helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together, Vyhnalek 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,” he said. “Attending this presentation will provide a set of ideas to work from as those specifics are discussed.”

Information and Registration

For more information about these workshops, contact Vyhnalek at 402-563-4901, email

A meal and handouts are provided. Workshops are free, but registration is required to reserve a spot. Participation is limited. To register, contact the local Extension Office hosting the workshop.

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Release