Nebraska Extension’s Farm and Ranch Management team has scheduled a series of landlord-tenant cash rent workshops across the state for fall and winter. Geared toward current and future landlords and tenants, the workshops will cover trends in cash rental rates and land values, lease provisions, crop and grazing land considerations, and current university crop budget information.
Workshops will be led by Extension land specialists Allan Vyhnalek, Austin Duerfeldt, Glennis McClure and Jim Jansen, who conduct research and outreach in land management, crop budgets, farm and ranch succession, communication, and negotiations. They will address common agricultural landlord and tenant topics, including equitable rental rates, managing and adjusting farmland leases, landlord-tenant communication, pasture leasing, and other land management considerations.
"Landlords and tenants often face land management questions and decisions," Vyhnalek says. "Both are concerned with equitable treatment of the other party, and it can be difficult to keep up with the current trends. These workshops will provide participants with up-to-date information and discuss current issues to assist with decision-making."
The workshops are free to attend. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, preregistration is required with the local county Extension office one day prior to each meeting. Many locations will have attendance limits to ensure social distancing requirements are met, and meetings are subject to change or cancellation if local guidelines change.
Information on the landlord-tenant workshops and registration details are available at farm.unl.edu.
Following the morning landlord-tenant cash rent workshops at five select locations, landlords and producers are invited to attend a 90-minute workshop, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the same meeting site, to learn more about calculating the cost of production for crop enterprises. The additional workshop session will introduce participants to the new web-based Ag Budget Calculator (ABC) program, developed in the university’s Department of Agricultural Economics.
This workshop will be held at these meeting locations:
• Saunders County, Nov. 24
• Lancaster County, Dec. 14
• Hall County, Jan. 12
• Gage County, Jan. 15
• Saline County, Jan. 18
This session will demonstrate to attendees the new online cost-of-production calculator. Participants can follow along with examples of financial entries necessary to determine production costs per acre or unit, total expenses and projected net returns on a per-acre and unit basis. Attendees may bring their laptop computer to the session and utilize the program to gain hands-on experience. The ABC program will be available for attendees to continue using after the session and provide feedback on the tool.
This workshop is free to attend, but preregistration is required. Register when signing up for the landlord-tenant cash rent workshop through the local county Extension office hosting the meeting.
The schedule follows:
• Nov. 23, 9 a.m. — Nemaha County (County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 1415 19th St., Auburn); registration, 402-274-4755
• Nov. 24, 9 a.m. — Saunders County (Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca) (Crop Budgeting workshop to be held at 1:30 p.m.); registration, 402-624-8030
• Dec. 3, 1 p.m. — Holt County (Holt County Extension Office, 128 N. Sixth St., Suite 100, O’Neill); registration, 402-336-2760
• Dec. 4, 9 a.m. — Brown County (Zion Lutheran Church, 318 E. Fourth St., Ainsworth); registration, 402-387-2213
• Dec. 7, 1 p.m. — Howard County (Community Library, 1301 Howard Ave., St. Paul); registration, 308-754-5423
• Dec. 14, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Lancaster County (Lancaster County Extension Office, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln) (Crop Budgeting workshop to be held at 1:30 p.m.); registration, 402-441-7180
• Dec. 16, 9 a.m. — Lincoln County (West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte); registration, 308-532-2683
• Dec. 17, 9 a.m. — Morrill County (Prairie Winds Community Center, 428 N. Main St., Bridgeport); registration, 308-632-1230
• Dec. 17, 1:30 p.m. — Dawes County (Chadron location TBD), Registration, 308-632-1230
• Dec. 18, 9 a.m. — Scotts Bluff County (Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4502 Ave. I, Scottsbluff); registration, 308-632-1230
• Jan. 7, 1 p.m. — Wayne County (Fire Hall, 510 Tomar Drive, Wayne); registration, 402-375-3310
• Jan. 8, 9 a.m. — Madison County (Madison County Extension Office, 1305 S. 13th St., Norfolk); registration, 402-370-4040
• Jan. 11, 1 p.m. — Valley County (Valley County Extension Office, 801 S St., Ord); registration, 308-728-5071
• Jan. 12, 9 a.m. — Hall County (Hall County Extension Office, 3180 W. Highway 34, Grand Island (Crop Budgeting workshop to be held at 1:30 p.m.); registration, 308-385-6743
• Jan. 13, 9 a.m. — Dawson County (Dawson County Extension Office, 1002 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington); registration, 308-324-5501
• Jan. 15, 9 a.m. — Gage County (Gage County Extension Office, 1115 W. Scott St., Beatrice) (Crop Budgeting workshop to be held at 1:30 p.m.); registration, 402-223-1384
• Jan. 19, 9 a.m. — Saline County (Saline County Extension Office, 306 W. Third St., Wilber) (Crop Budgeting workshop to be held at 1:30 p.m.); registration, 402-821-2151
• Jan. 20, 9 a.m. — Saline County (Saline County Extension Office, 306 W. Third St., Wilber); registration, 402-821-2151
• Feb. 17, 9 a.m. — Adams County (Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave., Hastings); registration, 402-461-7209Source: Nebraska Extension Farm and Ranch Management, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.