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.