Farmland Leasing: Best Practices for Landowners & Land Seekers


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Friday I

Leases provide a pathway to farmland transfer and can be ideal for beginning farmers to access land without taking on debt. For farmland owners, a formal lease offers long-term stability and incentives for tenants to invest in the infrastructure and health of a farm. Learn how to structure a lease to encourage good farm management practices and a strong relationship between owner and renter.

Ed Cox is an attorney specializing in agricultural law at Craver, Grothe & Cox, LLP in Iowa. He is the former staff attorney for the Drake University Agricultural Law Center.
Kate Edwards is a Land Access Navigator with Renewing the Countryside, coaching new farmers looking for land in Iowa. She also owns and operates Wild Woods Farm, 200-member vegetable CSA.