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Farmland Leasing Workshops Offered Throughout Ohio

Dec. 30, 2015

Ohio State University Extension will offer four Farmland Leasing Workshops throughout Ohio this upcoming February, 2016.

The three hour workshops will include topics of interest to both landowners and farm operators, such as factors affecting leasing options and rental rates, analyzing rent survey data and legal requirements and provisions for farm leases.  The speakers will help attendees consider how to use data in negotiations and to apply legal information to leasing practices.

Workshop presenters include Barry Ward, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension and Leader, Production Business Management and Peggy Hall, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension and Director of OSU's Agricultural & Resource Law Program. 

Topics included in the workshop are:

  • Factors affecting leasing options and rates
  • Evaluating cash rent survey data
  • Farmland leasing options:  fixed and flexible cash leases
  • Creating a legally enforceable lease
  • Legal provisions in farmland leases
  • Analyzing good and bad leasing practices

Dates and Locations of Farmland Leasing Workshops:

February 3, 2016, 1:00 pm—4:00 pm
Location: Kent State University Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, Science and Advanced Technology Center
Questions: Contact Chris Zoller at 330-339-2337 or Emily Adams at 740-622-2265

February 10, 2016, 6:00–9:00 pm
Location: OSUE Clermont County
Registration:  Contact OSU Extension at 513-732-7070

February 17, 1:00–4:00 pm
Location: OSUE Defiance County
Registration:  Contact OSU Extension Defiance County at 419-782-4771;

February 17, 6:00 p.m.—9:00 pm
Location: OSUE Putnam County
Registration and questions:  Contact Beth Scheckelhoff at 419-592-0806;

Check the events calendar at for workshop details.


Barry Ward, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension Leader, Production Business Management, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Peggy Hall, Assistant Professor, OSU Extension Director, Agricultural & Resource Law Program