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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting farmland leasing meetings across nine locations in Southeast Iowa during July and August 2021. Meetings are coordinated by county ISU Extension and Outreach offices.
The discussion will focus on various methods to determine a fair 2022 cash rental rate and the importance of good tenant/landlord communications. In addition, a brief economic outlook will be presented along with a look at farmland prices. According to the cash rental rates for Iowa in the 2021 survey released in mid-May, the average 2021 cash rent statewide is $232 per tillable acre, a slight increase from $222 in 2020. Average cash rents have remained stable the last couple of years.
The Washington County meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the ISU Extension office in Washington, located on the Washington County Fairgrounds. For information, call 319-653-4811.
The Henry County meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, with doors open at 9 a.m. This meeting will be at the Henry County Extension Office, 127 N. Main, Mt. Pleasant. The meeting will last approximately two hours and will be facilitated by Charles Brown, Farm Management Specialist, with ISU Extension and Outreach. For information, call 319-385-8126.
The Jefferson County meeting will be held the following day at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12 at the ISU Extension office on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairfield. For information, call 641-472-4116.
Pre-registration is required at least two days before the meeting and a $20 per individual fee is payable at the door. If you have concerns about safety practices being implemented, please contact the county extension office. Participants will receive a 100-page booklet and meeting handouts designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing arrangements.
For a list of meetings statewide, check the ISU Extension calendar for a meeting near you at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/info/meetings.html.