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Farm lease class coming soon

Farm lease class coming soon

January 26th, 2019 in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Learn all about farm leases during an upcoming class at the Cole County Extension Center (2436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City).

The program will be 6-9 p.m. Feb. 12; preregistration is required by Feb. 8 and the class costs $30 per person, which includes a light supper.

"Farm leases are a popular topic with cash rents at their current level and crop prices dropping so landlords and tenants need to make certain they are getting what they believe they should be" said Mary Sobba, agriculture business specialist with University of Missouri Extension and one of the workshop presenters. "There are many issues both farm landlords and tenants need to be aware of and this program is designed to address these issues."

Some of the issues to be covered include: hunting leases, when should a tenant pay part of the rent, how and when can a current lease be terminated, who pays for fertilizer or lime, rental rates and more.

University of Missouri Extension will teach the program. The instructors will include a team of ag business specialists, who have worked with both tenants and landlords for many years. The program will be presented by distance learning so the audience can see and interact with all the instructors as well as the other sites (five sites total).

Contact the Cole County Extension Center at (573) 634-2824 or sobbam@missouri.edu for fee information or if you would like to register to attend. University of Missouri extension programs are open to all interested persons. The registration form is online http://extension.missouri.edu/audrain