Lease Your Farm
Are you a farmland owner but not involved in farming? Is your farm leased to a local
farmer? If so, what type of lease? Cash rent? Share rent? Flexible cash rent? Custom
farming? Are you obtaining the best possible rent for your farm?
Are you a farmland owner and considering a land lease? Has your farm been assessed for capital improvements in the last five years? Our goal is to help you get the highest rent on property that will gain the best possible yields with the most cost effective capital improvement solutions.
If you own a farm, is it improved to gain the best possible yields? Do you have adequate surface and underground drainage? Do you have an adequate outlet for drainage water? Or, do you lose several acres every year to flooding/ponding?
Is your farm irrigated? Do you have underground water available? Have you thought about irrigation? Do you know that center pivot irrigation is now very automated? It can be operated from a tablet or cell phone. It can tell you when it is running, when it is pumping water-or not. It will turn off automatically. It can be setup with weather stations and soil moisture probes, which will assist is efficient irrigation on an ‘as-needed’ basis.
If your farm is leased--is your farmer participating in conservation practices? Are they utilizing minimum-till? Or no-till? Are they utilizing cover crops? Are they maintaining filter strips along drainage ditches to reduce nutrient runoff? Are they maintaining grass waterways to reduce erosion? Do you have land that should be in a long-term conservation program?
These are all questions that can/should be answered with good farm management.