Completed Project Report


Managing Agricultural Land for the 21st Century

  • Award Amount: $23,056
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2018 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 risk management issues associated with agricultural land and improvements on farm and ranch operations. Specifically, learning outcomes achieved from this project addressed land resource management issues including: equitable rental rates and lease provisions; effective communication for landlords, tenants, and family members; strategies for successful farmland succession and transfer; and critical agronomic skills to improve the conservation and productivity of owned or leased farm and ranchland. The target audience for this project included beginning producers, small farms or ranches, women producers, and allied business stakeholders across Nebraska. Outreach for this project was delivered through 12 strategically located face-to-face workshops approximately five hours in length reaching 401 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 achieved by participants in these workshops included: 79 percent improved their ability in setting rental rates and negotiating leases, 68 percent enhanced strategic planning for farmland transitions, and 54 percent advanced critical agronomic practices for the land to ensure the longevity and viability of their agricultural operations.

Number of Participants: 475

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