Landlords And Tenants: These Workshops Are For You

These popular Nebraska workshops will assist in developing a lease that's right for both parties.

Published on: Oct 17, 2013

The annual Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops offered in November and December will help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for both parties, and help maintain positive farm leasing relation, says Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator in Columbus.

Among the topics for discussion are:

  • 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.

Vyhnalek will team up with other UNL Extension staff members-- Jessica Johnson, Monte Vandeveer, Robert Tigner and Tim Lemmons--to 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," Vyhnalek says. "It is also helpful if the spouse attends."

Landlords and Tenants: These Workshops Are for You
Landlords and Tenants: These Workshops Are for You

Thee workshop are free and sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the North Central Risk Management Agency. 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.

In the past two years, more than 2,200 people attended. "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," he says. "As crop budgets tighten, it is even more important to attend and listen to the latest discussion about leasing issues."

For more information or assistance, contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension educator, University of  Nebraska-Lincoln, Extension in Platte County.  His phone is 402-563-4901 and his e-mail is

The following is the workshop schedule and location:

  • Nov. 6, Valentine, Cherry County Extension Office, 9 a.m. Call 402-376-1850.
  • Nov. 6, Chadron, Dawes County 4-H Building, 3 p.m. Call 308-432-3373.
  • Nov. 19, Near Mead, UNL Ag Research & Development Center, 9 a.m. Call 402-624-803.
  • Nov. 19, near Weeping Water, Cass Co. Extension Office, 1:30 p.m. Call 402-267-2205.
  • Nov. 20, Shickley, Community Center, 9 a.m. Call 402-759-3712.
  • Dec. 2, O'Neill, Holt Co. Extension Office, 1 p.m. Call 402-336-2760.
  • Dec. 3, Neligh, New Fair Exhibit Building, Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. Call 402-887-5414.
  • Dec. 3, Wolbach, Community Center, 3 p.m. Call 308-728-5071.
  • Dec. 4, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Community Center, 2 p.m. Call 402-288-5611.
  • Dec. 5, Ponca, Community Hall, 9 .m. Call 402-584-2234.
  • Dec. 5, Laurel, Laurel Learning Center, 2 p.m. Call 402-254-682.
  • Dec. 5, Lexington, Extension Office, Fairgrounds, 12:30 p.m. Call 308-324-5501.
  • Dec. 9, Auburn, 4-H Building, Fairgrounds, 9 a.m. Call 402-274-4755.
  • Dec. 9, McCook, Fairgrounds, 1 p.m. Call 308-345-3390.
  • Dec. 9, Syracuse, First National Bank, Downtown, 1:30 p.m. Call 402-269-2301.
  • Dec. 9. Imperial, Fairgrounds, 6 p.m. Call 308-882-5246.
  • Dec. 10, Wilber, Lutheran Church Hall, 1 p.m. Call 402-821-2151.
  • Dec. 10, Gering, Gering Civic Center, 9 a.m. Call 308-632-1260.
  • Dec. 10, Sidney, Holiday Inn, 1:30 p.m. Call 308-254-4455.
  • Dec. 10, York, 4-H Building, 6:30 p.m. Call 402-362-5508.
  • Dec. 11, David City, Hruska Library, 9 a.m. Call 402-367-7410.
  • Dec. 11, North Platte, Lincoln County Extension/WCRDC, 6:30 p.m. Call 308-532-2683.
  • Dec. 11, Hastings, Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m. Call 402-461-7209.
  • Dec. 12, Fairbury, North Room, Fairgrounds Building, 1 p.m. Call 402-729-3487.
  • Dec. 12, Kearney, Fairgrounds, 6:30 p.m. Call 308-234-1235.
  • Dec. 16, Norfolk, Lifelong Learning Center, 9 a.m. Call 402-370-4040.
  • Dec. 17, Oshkosh, Wesleyan Church, 1:30 p.m. Call 308-772-3311