Landlord-Tenant Lease Workshops Nov. 30 in Scottsbluff

Nebraska Extension will offer Landlord-Tenant Lease Workshops Nov. 30 at Scottsbluff and Dec. 1 at Alliance, to help landlords and tenants develop leases that are right for both parties while maintaining positive farm leasing relations.

Meeting and registration details:

Scottsbluff: Nov. 30, 9:30 a.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center. To register call 308-632-1247.

Alliance: Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. at the Alliance Library. To register call 308-762-5616.

Workshop topics:

  • Latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state
  • Lease communication: Determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord
  • Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases
  • Review of common lease provisions, with emphasis on common provision questions
  • Legal issues related to land ownership — basic ownership structures and what they mean
  • A quick look at how entity ownership affects legal and financial risk management
  • Ownership transition
  • State and federal resources for beginning farmers and ranchers, including the Nebraska Beginning Farmer Program and the federal direct and grant farm ownership program
  • Other topics, like irrigation systems, hay rent, pasture rental agreements, and grain bin rental will be covered as time allows

Nebraska Extension Educators will present these workshops. It is most helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together. It is also helpful if spouses attend. Everyone is welcome to one or both workshops.

The free workshops are sponsored by the North Central Risk Management Education Center. Registration is requested to ensure enough handouts are prepared. Register by calling the host county of the workshop at least three days prior to the event.

 Numerous workshops have been held across Nebraska for the past few years, with over 3,300 attending. The vast majority of both landlords and tenants say they find the information 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.