Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops at 26 Nebraska Sites This Fall - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 14, 2013

Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops at 26 Nebraska Sites This Fall - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

This fall UNL Extension will host 26 Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops to help landlords and tenants develop a lease that is right for both parties while maintaining positive farm lease relations. As crop budgets tighten, it is more important than ever to learn the latest information about leasing options and issues.

Program topics will include:

  • The latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state
  • Expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property
  • Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases
  • Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord
  • Alternative cash lease arrangements, flexible provision considerations for your situation
  • Other topics as time allows, such as irrigation systems, hay rent, pasture rental agreements, and grain bin rental

A team of UNL Extension Educators, including Allan Vyhnalek, Jessica Johnson, Monte Vandeveer, Robert Tigner, and Tim Lemmons, will present information as well as practical approaches for landlords and tenants. They recommend that, when possible, both the landlord and tenant (and spouses) attend together.

This workshop has been held extensively across Nebraska for the past two years with over 2,200 attending. The vast majority of landlords and tenants said they found the workshop very helpful in improving communications, setting rental terms, and learning about the use of flex lease provisions. Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed afterward said they would do more with managing their land contracts and more than 50% said they would increase family communication regarding their leases, based on what they learned at the workshops.

Registration and Information

This free workshop is sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Agency. Refreshments and handouts are provided. Register by calling the Extension office in the host county at least three days before the workshop to ensure there are enough handouts and refreshments.

For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension Educator in Platte County at 402-563-4901 or

Schedule of Fall 2013 Nebraska Landlord/Tenant Meetings

Date City Location Starting
Phone No.

Nov. 6 Valentine  Cherry Co. Extension Office 9:00 a.m.  402-376-1850
Nov. 6 Chadron  Dawes County 4-H Building 3:00 p.m.  308-432-3373
Nov. 19 near Mead  Ag Research & Development Center 9:00 a.m.  402-624-8030
Nov. 19 near Weeping Water  Cass Co. Extension Office 1:30 p.m.  402-267-2205
Nov. 20 Shickley  Community Center 9:00 a.m.  402-759-3712
Dec. 2 O'Neill  Holt Co. Extension Office 1:00 p.m.  402-336-2760
Dec. 3 Neligh  New Fair Exhibit Bldg. - Fairgrounds 9:00 a.m.  402-887-5414
Dec. 3 Wolbach  Community Center 3:00 p.m.  308-728-5071
Dec. 4 Bloomfield  Bloomfield Community Center 2:00 p.m.  402-288-5611
Dec. 5 Ponca  Community Hall 9:00 a.m.  402-584-2234
Dec. 5 Lexington  Extension Office, Fairgrounds 12:30 p.m.  308-324-5501
Dec. 5 Laurel  Laurel Learning Center 2:00 p.m.  402-254-6821
Dec. 9 Auburn  4-H Bldg. on Fairgrounds 9:00 a.m.  402-274-4755
Dec. 9 McCook  Fairgrounds 1:00 p.m.  308-345-3390
Dec. 9 Syracuse  First National Bank, Downtown 1:30 p.m.  402-269-2301
Dec. 9 Imperial  Fairgrounds 6:00 p.m.  308-882-5246
Dec. 10 Gering  Gering Civic Center 9:00 a.m.  308-632-1260
Dec. 10 Wilber  Lutheran Church Hall 1:00 p.m.  402-821-2151
Dec. 10 Sidney  Holiday Inn 1:30 p.m.  308-254-4455
Dec. 10 York  4-H Building 6:30 p.m.  402-362-5508
Dec. 11 David City  Hruska Library 9:00 a.m.  402-367-7410
Dec. 11 North Platte  Lincoln County Extension/WCREC 6:30 p.m.  308-532-2683
Dec. 11 Hastings  Fairgrounds 6:30 p.m.  402-461-7209
Dec. 12 Fairbury  North Room, Fairgrounds Bldg. 1:00 p.m.  402-729-3487
Dec. 12 Kearney  Buffalo County Fairgrounds 6:30 p.m.  308-236-1235
Dec. 16 Norfolk  Lifelong Learning Center 9:00 a.m.  402-370-4040
Dec. 17 Oshkosh  Wesleyan Church 1:30 p.m.  308-772-3311


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