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Workshop set for landlord-tenant cash leaseTell North Platte what you think

A workshop hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte.

The center is at 402 W. State Farm Road. It is held in cooperation with the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson County Extension Office.

The workshop will help landlords and tenants establish and maintain a positive farm leasing relationship, organizer Randy Saner said. It is sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Education Center.

“The Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshop series will help producers and landowners deal with the volatility of their cash rents,” said Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator in Platte County.

“Landlords are trying to be loyal to their tenants, yet want a fair return for the land asset. Tenants want to be sure to stay in business, yet feel the pressure of bidding to keep the land base that they have been farming,” said Vyhnalek.

Topics for discussion include:

• Expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property;

• Lease communication; determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord;

• Relatives – tips for farm leases that include relatives;

• Irrigation system questions, as they pertain to setting lease rates;

• Alternative cash lease arrangements;

• Flexible provision considerations for your situation, and other topics like grain bin rental, if time allows.

A team of UNL Extension Educators will be on hand to discuss these topics and provide common sense tips during the presentation. Managing the 2012 drought and implications for 2013 will also be discussed.

It is very helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together.

“Putting together the right lease isn’t about what is being discussed at the coffee shop, or what a university survey of cash lease rates says; it is about what fits both the landlord and tenant for their circumstance and situation. Attending this presentation will provide a set of ideas to work from as those specifics are discussed,” observed Vyhnalek.

For more information about these workshops, contact Vyhnalek at 402-563-4901, email avyhnalek2@unl.edu or the Lincoln Logan McPherson County Extension Office.

Workshops are free, but registration is required to reserve a spot. Please register by Nov. 10. Handout materials, a meal, and refreshments will be provided. Participation is limited. To register, call 1-800-200-1381 or 532-2683 by e-mail at rsaner2@unl.edu

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 10/19/2012
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