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Farm Land Lease Workshops

When Jan 08, 2013 12:00 AM to
Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
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Strong commodity prices and high production costs have made it more difficult for operators and landowners to successfully determine appropriate farmland lease arrangements.

Landowners, renters and other agribusiness professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing should plan on attending one of the farmland leasing workshops scheduled across North Dakota and sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service.  The workshops are offered to help landowners and renters identify and manage the risk associated with rental arrangements. Dwight Aakre and Andy Swenson, Extension farm management specialists, and Willie Huot, Grand Forks County Extension agent, will be the main presenters.

One of the topics is a historical perspective on farmland values and rents, with emphasis on causal factors and future risks. Concepts and practical examples of how to determine equitable rents also will be presented. The main session will help participants better understand different rental arrangements, such as cash rent, share rent and flexible cash rent. There will be a session on how producers can improve their land rental negotiations by enhancing the communication process with landowners. This includes the use of resumes, portfolios and frequent communication to keep landowners informed and educated about the operation and vision for a particular tract of land. Some communication pieces will be showcased.

For more information, contact the NDSU Extension agent for the location you'd like to attend.

CountyDateTimeLocationContact (Extension Agent)
Ramsey/Benson Jan. 8 & 9 9:30 a.m.

Lake Region Roundup, Devils Lake

Bill Hodous, 701.662-7027
Ward Jan. 10 9:00 a.m. North Central Research Extension Center, Minot Paige Brummund, 701.857.6444
Foster Jan. 15 1:00 p.m. Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington Joel Lemer, 701.652.2581
Burke Jan. 16 1:00 p.m. Burke County Courthouse, Bowbells Dan Folske, 701.377.2927
Pierce Jan. 17 9:30 a.m. Dakota Farms Meeting Room, Rugby Yolanda Goodman, 701.776.6234
Sargent Jan. 23 9:00 a.m. City Hall, Forman Melissa Blawat, 701.724.3355
Dickey Jan. 23 1:30 p.m. to be announced Kacey Holm, 701.349.3249
McKenzie Jan. 28 1:00 p.m. McKenzie County Courthouse, Watford City Calli Thorne, 701.444.3451
Divide Jan. 29 9:00 a.m. Divide County Courthouse, Crosby Keith Brown, 701.965.6501
Morton Feb. 11 1:00 p.m. Morton County Fairgrounds Jackie Buckley, 701.667.3340
Mercer Feb. 12 9:30 a.m. Civic Center, Beulah Craig Askim, 701.873.5195
Steele Feb. 13 1:00 p.m. American Legion, Finley Alicia Harstad, 701.524.2253
Walsh Feb. 19 1:00 p.m. Extension Office, Park River Brad Brummond, 701.284.6248
Barnes Mar. 7 9:00 a.m. North Dakota Winter Show Randy Grueneich, 701.845.8528
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