Lease and Nontraditional Agreements

In this section you’ll find information about farmland rental, long-term leasing and other strategies that can be creative and effective components of a farm transfer. In many cases, tenancy and gradual transfer of the farm business and assets are win-win opportunities.

Estimating Cash Rental Rates for Farmland

An interactive calculator

Iowa State University Extension Service, 2005

Flexible Farm Lease Agreements

Article about flexible lease agreements including examples of different arrangements.

William Edwards and Ann Johanns, Iowa State University Extension Service, 2013

Guide to farm leases, including types of leases, lease terms, and rights and duties of landlord and farmer-tenant.
Phillip L. Kunkel, Jeffrey A. Peterson, Jessica A. Mitchell, University of Minnesota Extension Service, 2009