Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops This August Across Nebraska

Landlord/Tenant Lease Workshops This August Across Nebraska

June 23, 2015

UNL will be offering Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops this August to help landlords and tenants develop a lease that works for both parties while still maintaining positive farm leasing relations.

Ad for landlord-tenant workshopsTopics for discussion will include:

  • Latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state;
  • Expectations from the lease, including typical lease arrangements;
  • Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases where the deadline is August 31, 2015;
  • Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord;
  • Alternative cash lease arrangements, flexible provision considerations for your situation
  • Other topics, like irrigation systems, hay rent, pasture rental agreements, and grain bin rental will be covered as time allows.

A UNL Extension Educator team of Allan Vyhnalek, Robert Tigner, Jim Jansen, Jessica Groskopf, and Tim Lemmons will present information on these topics as well as common sense tips for landlords and tenants. It is helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together.  It is also helpful if the spouse attends.

These free workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board.  Refreshments and handouts are provided. Registration is requested by calling the host county of the workshop.  Register at least three days before the workshop you would like to attend to ensure there are enough handouts and refreshments.

This workshop has been held extensively across Nebraska for the past four years with over 2,800 people attending.  Both landlords and tenants have said they found the workshop to be very helpful in improving communications, setting rental terms, and learning about the use of flex lease provisions.  As crop budgets tighten, it is even more important to attend and listen to the latest discussion about leasing issues.

For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Nebraska Extension Educator in Platte County.  Phone: 402-563-4901 or e-mail

Table 1. Schedule of 2015 Nebraska Extension Landlord/Tenant Meetings Sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board.
Date City Location Start Time Registration Phone #
Aug. 10 Dakota City Extension Office meeting room 1 p.m. 308-324-5501
Aug. 10 Ogallala Fairgrounds 1 p.m. 308-284-6051
Aug. 11 Norfolk Lifelong Learning Center 1 p.m. 402-370-4000
Aug. 12 Fairbury Jefferson County Fairgrounds 1 p.m. 402-729-3487
Aug. 12 North Platte West Central REC 6 p.m. 308-532-2683
Aug. 17 Weeping Water Cass County Fairgrounds 1:30 p.m. 402-267-2205
Aug. 17 Kimball 4-H Building, Fairgrounds 7 p.m. 308-235-3122
Aug. 18 Grand Island Hall County Extension Office 9:30 a.m. 308-385-5088
Aug. 19 Leigh Colfax County Fairgrounds 9:30 a.m. 402-352-3821
Aug. 19 Thedford Thomas County Courtroom 1 p.m. 308-645-2267
Aug. 19 Valentine Cherry County Extension Office 6 p.m. 402-376-1850
Aug. 19 McCook Fairgrounds Community Building 1 p.m. 402-345-3390
Aug. 20 Chadron 4-H Building, Fairgrounds 9 a.m. 308-327-2312
Aug. 21 Plainview Community Center 9 a.m. 402-329-4821
Aug. 24 Wayne Wayne Fire Hall 9 a.m. 402-375-3310
Aug. 27 Columbus Pinnacle Bank (east) 1 p.m. 402-563-4901
Aug. 27 Alliance Library, Alliance 1 p.m. 308-762-5616
Aug. 28 Near Mead UNL ARDC 9:30 a.m. 402-624-8030


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