UW-Extension offers renting farm assets workshop

Wisconsin State Farmer

UW-Extension will offer a program on the topic of renting farm assets from 1 - 4 p.m. and again from 6 - 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, at Riverland Energy Cooperative, N28988 Hwy 93 in Arcadia.

This program is for landowners and operators interested in learning more about current trends in farmland profitability, agricultural land values and considerations for rental rates, optional arrangements for lease agreements including crop-share/flex contracts and conservation clauses, and contract legal considerations. 

Topics include: • Breakdown of land prices around the region/state and what drives farmland rental rates • How to include conservation practices in rental contracts and impact on rental value • Projected farm profitability in WI and Midwest for 2018 • Review of flexible leases and tools to help landlords and renters decide if a flexible lease contract will work for them • Legal issues involved with renting farm assets and what makes for a legal contract.

Guest speakers include Bruce Jones, UW Department of Agriculture Economics, Bruce Brovold, Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC., Steve Okonek and Trisha Wagner UW-Extension agents.  

There is a cost of $10/person which covers program materials and refreshments.

For more information or to register contact the Jackson and/or Trempealeau County UW-Extension Offices: (715) 284-4257 Jackson County and/or (715) 538-2311 (extension 208) Trempealeau County.