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Landlord/tenant workshops planned

The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshop offered at two area locations in December will help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for them and help maintain positive farm leasing relations.

The workshop will be at:

Thursday, Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m. at the Dawson County Extension Office, Dawson County Fairgrounds

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the West Central Research & Extension Center, classroom

The workshop will last about three hours.

Topics for discussion include:

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; and

Other topics, like irrigation systems, hay rent, pasture rental agreements, and grain bin rental will be covered as time allows.

The UNL Extension Educator team of, Allan Vyhnalek, Jessica Johnson, Monte Vandeveer, Robert Tigner, and Tim Lemmons, will present on these topics and provide common sense tips during the presentation. It is very helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together. It is also helpful if the spouse attends. Everyone is welcome to the workshop.

This free workshop is sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Agency. Refreshments and handouts are provided. Registration is requested by calling the host county of the workshop. Register by three days prior to the workshop you would like to attend to ensure that there are enough handouts and refreshments.

This workshop has been held extensively across Nebraska for the past two years with over 2,200 attending. The vast majority of both landlords and tenants find the workshop to be very helpful in improving communications, setting rental terms, and learning about the use of flex lease provisions. As crop budgets are tighten, it is even more important to attend and listen to the latest discussion about leasing issues.

Registrations are requested by two days prior to the meeting to insure adequate supplies for the participants. To register, contact: Lexington—Dawson County Extension Office, 308-324-5501; North Platte—Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension County Office at 1-800-200-1381 or 308-532-2683.

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