What you need to know about Farm Leases in Missouri

Issues such as when should my tenant pay me part of the rent, how and when can my current lease be terminated and how much rent should I receive for my farm are some of the questions that will be discussed at the Farm Lease program to be held on Thursday evening, November 6th.  The program will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and be held at the Adair County Extension Office in the basement.  There is a $30 per person charge or $40 per couple which includes one set of materials and a light meal.  Pre-registration is required by November 3rd.  A minimum of ten participants is required to hold the class. 

"Farm leases are always a hot topic.  We have been experiencing a lot of variation in cash rents and we expect some adjustments to occur with the drop in corn prices," said Darla Campbell, Agricultural Business Specialist with University of Missouri Extension.  "There are many issues both farm landlords and tenants need to be aware of and this program is designed to address these issues" according to Darla.  Topics that will be discussed are: current cash rents in Missouri and trends, which items to discuss and agree on in a lease, terminating a farm lease -- when and how to do it legally, recreational (hunting) leases --what you should be aware of and livestock and crop share arrangements -- keeping them fair for both sides. 

This program is being presented by University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Business Specialist Darla Campbell.  She has worked on farm leases with landlords and tenants for many years. 

Contact Darla Campbell at (660) 457-3469 or e-mail campbelld@missouri.edu to register. 

Farm Lease Program Flyer (PDF)


Lady Landowner Workshop Keeps Women Landowners Current on Farm Issues


If you’re a woman landowner (female operator, widow, divorcee or spouse/significant other), then there’s a workshop coming up that you won’t want to miss.  The annual Lady Landowner’s Workshop will be held in Lancaster on Tuesday, October 28th at the Schuyler County Nutrition Site.  This program will start at 2 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m. with a meal provided.

Topics that will be discussed include Program updates from the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service and Soil & Water Conservation Districts (including information on the new Farm Bill); Utilizing Cows as Fertilizer Spreaders; Land Rents and Trends; Gardening and local food tasting.

There is no charge for this program which is sponsored by the Schuyler and Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District and University of Missouri Extension.  For the meal count, we ask that you register by Friday, October 17th.

For more information and to register for the workshop, contact Darla Campbell at (660) 457-3469 or e-mail at campbelld@missouri.edu.