Completed Project Report


Managing Agricultural Land in 2020 and Beyond

  • Award Amount: $26,073
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2019 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Jim Jansen
  • Email: jjansen4@unl.edu
  • Organization: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Project Overview

This project addressed the current economic and financial risk management issues associated with management of agricultural land and related assets across farms and ranches. Specifically, educational outcomes achieved by this project included addressing land management issues: financial and legal considerations for land leases; effective negotiation skills with landlords, tenants, and agricultural input providers; successful approaches for farm and ranch succession and transfer; and critical short and long-term decision-making and planning. The target audience for this project included beginning producers, small farms or ranches, women producers, and allied stakeholders across Nebraska. Outreach for this project was delivered through 16 strategically located face-to face workshops approximately three hours in length reaching 370 participants. Supplemental lectures were made available via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Farm Real Estate website and remain open to the general public as a resource.

Results archived by participants in these workshops included: 63 percent improved risk management strategies for determining equitable rental rates and understanding legal forces influencing leases, 44 percent enhanced negotiation skills used in setting rents and acquiring inputs, 78 percent advanced strategies for successful land transfers to the next generation, and 51 percent improved strategic decision-making to ensure the viability of the land.

Number of Participants: 370

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