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Digging Deeper Into Land Leases

Many times, lease agreements must be negotiated in order to meet the needs and expectations for both landlords and tenants.  The Purdue Land Lease Team has developed a program that address many questions concerning land leases. Landowners and farmers can learn more about the various tools available to assist with developing a farmland lease, the impact soil may have on leases, and answers to legal questions by participating in the Purdue University Extension virtual workshop, "Digging Deeper Into Land Leases." 

This virtual workshop will be offered at two different times including Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST and Thursday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 pm EST.  Presenters include Purdue Extension Educators and Anthony Crowell, Attorney with Gordon & Associates.  

The workshop will cover:

  • Trends and Drivers of Farm Cash Rents and Land Values
  • Available Leasing Tools
  • Tips for Reading a Web Soil Survey
  • Ways to Incorporate Soil Health Into a lease
  • Legal Aspects of Leases

The registration fee for this workshop is $25.  Individuals wanting to participate in this virtual workshop can sign up at <>.  The Purdue Land Lease Team will send an e-mail to the e-mail address you provide with the link to connect from your home computer, tablet or smartphone. For more information about this program, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Jenna Nees at 765-653-8411 or prior to the program.

Visit our homepage at or you can contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 765.653.8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Upcoming Events:

November 2 – Reducing the Stress in Stress Management webinar, 12pm, register at

November 7 – Putnam 4-H Awards Program, 2 pm, Fairgrounds

November 10 – Kitchen Gadgets: Instant Pot & Air Fryer, 4:30pm, register at

November 11 – Extension Office closed for Veteran’s Day

November 15 – Diabetes & the Holidays, 10am, register at

November 16 – Digging Deeper Into Land Leases, 6:30 pm, virtual, $25, register at:

November 17 – Insights From Consumer Research That You Can Take Home To The
                          Farm webinar, 12 pm register at

November 17 – ServSafe 1-Day Class and Online Exam, 9am-4pm, register at

November 18 - Digging Deeper Into Land Leases, 10:00 am, virtual, $25, register at:

November 22 – Curb the Urge to Splurge on Holiday Spending, 2pm, register at

November 22, 29 & Dec. 6, 13 – Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options, 10 am, virtual,
                                                    $20, register at:





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