A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease. Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of videos and print material that provide information about how landlords can begin conversations with their tenants about conservation practices.
Iowa State University Professor and Iowa Learning Farms advisor, Mark Licht, states, Continue reading
Whether you’re a farmer or a landowner, addressing conservation and sustainability in a farm lease can be a tricky subject. Tenants and landlords sometimes choose to ignore issues that they believe may create conflicts in the landlord-tenant relationship. This is particularly true with farm leases, which are often between neighbors, family members, and long-time friends. However, both parties do have an interest in ensuring the sustainability of the land, and discussing and including conservation provisions in a farm lease can be beneficial for both parties and the land.
This post is intended to provide an introduction to some key factors to consider when addressing conservation concerns, or sustainability, in a farm lease arrangement. Continue reading