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Landlord/tenant cash lease workshops

Landlord/tenant cash lease workshops will be offered this August in Kimball, Thedford, Valentine, Chadron and Alliance to help landlords and tenants put together a lease that is right for them and help maintain positive leasing relations.

Workshop times and locations:

Kimball: Aug. 17, 7 p.m., at the 4-H Building – Kimball County Fairgrounds 308-235-3122

Thedford: Aug. 19, 1 p.m., at the Thomas Co. Courtroom 308-645-2267

Valentine: Aug. 19, 6 p.m., at the Cherry Co. Extension Office 402-376-1850

Chadron: Aug. 20, 9 a.m., at the 4-H Building – Dawes County Fairgrounds 308-327-2312

Alliance: Aug. 27, 1 p.m., at the Alliance Library 308-762-5616

Topics include:

· Latest information about land values and cash rental rates for the area and state;

· Expectations from the lease, including goal setting for the rental property;

· Lease termination, including terminating handshake or verbal leases;

· Lease communication, determining appropriate information sharing for both the tenant and landlord;

· Pasture rental agreements.

Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf and local Extension Educators will present and provide common-sense tips. It is helpful if both the tenant and landlord can attend together, and if spouses attend. Everyone is welcome.

These free workshops are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board. Register by calling three days prior to the workshop you would like to attend to ensure that there are enough handouts and refreshments.

More than 2,800 people have attended these workshops across Nebraska over the past two years. The vast majority of both landlords and tenants find the workshop to be very helpful in improving communications, setting rental terms, and learning about the use of flex lease provisions. As crop budgets tighten, it is even more important to attend and listen to the latest discussion about leasing issues.

For more information or assistance, contact Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Educator at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 308-632-1247, e-mail

–UNL Extension