Farm Land Lease Workshops
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.
|County||Date||Time||Location||Contact (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|