Nebraska Workshops Cover Landlord-Tenant Issues

UNL sponsors seminars to establish positive farm leasing relationships.

Published on: Sep 16, 2011

Do you as a landlord feel that you're not receiving enough money for cash rent? Do you as a tenant worry about how you will be able to afford to pay rent when yields are poor and/or prices drop? 

Answers to these and other land lease questions will be provided at the Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops being held statewide November and December of 2011. The main purpose of these workshops is to help with establishing and maintaining positive farm leasing relationships.   

Topics are:

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;

Other topics such as grain bin rental as time allows. 

Allan Vyhnalek, Tim Lemmons and Jessica Jones, UNL Extension Educators, will cover these topics and provide commonsense tips during the presentation. It is better if both the tenant and landlord can attend together.

The workshops, to be sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board, will begin with the registration at 5 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. To register, contact the local Extension office hosting the workshop.  They are free, but you need to register in advance.

"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," Vyhnalek. "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."

For more information, contact Allan Vyhnalek at UNL Extension in Platte County.  Phone is 402-563-4901and his email avyhnalek2@unl.edu.

Here is the schedule for November: 

14, Syracuse, Syracuse National Bank. Call 402-335-3669

15, Wilber, Sokol Hall. Call 402-821-2151

28, Broken Bow, Country Club. Call 308-872-6831 

Here is the schedule for December:

6, Hasting, Adams County Fairgrounds. Call 402-461-7209

7, Central City, Community Room. Call 308-946-3843

12, Fremont, Extension Office. Call 402-727-2775 

13, West Point, Community Building. Call 402-372-6006

14, Neligh, Imperial Steak House. Call 402-887-5414