ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Farmland Lease Meetings Throughout Area

Northwest Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold its annual series of farmland lease meetings in early August. Gary Wright, a Farm Management Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, says the workshops will cover a number of factors, including the latest lease trends with lease rates.

Wright says operating margins and cost of production will also be discussed, along with some legal and tax updates.

The workshops will be held August 1st-10th at nine different locations throughout northwest Iowa. There is a charge of $20 per individual or $30 per couple for those who sign up at least two days prior to the workshop date. The fee includes the cost of materials.

Here is list of the sites and dates for the workshops:

Aug. 1, 9 a.m. – Aurelia Community Center, 235 Main St., Aurelia; Register to 712-225-6196 or 712-732-5056.

Aug. 2, 9 a.m. – ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office, 305 North Main, Pocahontas; Register to 712-3353103.

Aug. 3, 9 a.m. – ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Orange City; Register to 712-7374230.

Aug. 3, 2 p.m. – ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Office, 251 12th St. SE, Le Mars; Register to 712-546-7835.

Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County Office, 1600 15th St., Spirit Lake; Preregister to 712-336-3488.

Aug. 8, 1 p.m. – Estherville Public Library, 613 Central Ave., Estherville; Register to 712-362-3434.

Aug. 9, 9 a.m. – ISU Extension and Outreach Palo Alto County Office, 2008 10th St., Emmetsburg; Register to 712-852-2865.

Aug. 9, 2 p.m. – 4-H Auditorium, Clay County Fairgrounds, 800 West 18th St., Spencer; Register to 712-262-2264.

Aug. 10, 1 p.m. – ISU Extension and Outreach Woodbury County Office, 4728 Southern Hills Dr., Sioux City; Register to 712-276-2157.

Meetings are approximately 2 ½ hours in length and all registrants receive a leasing arrangement book, as well as access to research-based resources from ISU Extension and Outreach. Specific topic depth and breadth at each meeting will vary to best suit participants’ needs and wants, but individuals need only attend one meeting.

(Courtesy Community First Broadcasting station KUOO in Spirit Lake)



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