Resources

Land Tenure Resources

Deciding what kind of arrangement and how to structure that arrangement is important to ensure both parties have a successful relationship. Below is a list of resources to help both the landowner and land seeker determine how they will approach their arrangement.

 

Lease Information

Evaluating Land Rental Decisions (University of Minnesota, Center for Farm Financial Management) https://fairrent.umn.edu/Default.aspx

Questions to Ask Before Crafting a Lease Agreement (University of Vermont) (http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=land/leasing.html&SM=land/sub-menu.html

A Lease Agreement Guide for Landowners and Farmers (University of Vermont) https://www.uvm.edu/~susagctr/Documents/leaseagreementguide.pdf

Cash Lease Fact Sheet (California Farmlink) http://www.californiafarmlink.org/storage/documents/Cash_Lease_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Lease-to-own Fact Sheet (California Farmlink)

http://www.californiafarmlink.org/storage/documents/Lease-to-Own_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Farm Rental Agreement Checklist (Ohio State University Extension)

http://clctrust.org/pdf/Guide%201%20%28OSU%20Ext%29.pdf

Farm Rental Assessment Checklist (University of Vermont Extension)

http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/land/checklist.pdf

Elements of a good lease (California Farmlink) http://www.californiafarmlink.org/find-land/elements-of-a-good-lease

 

 

Other Tenure Options

Alternative Tenure Options (University of Vermont) http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=land/alternative_tenure.html&SM=land/sub-menu.html

Information about Alternative Lease Agreements and Various Forms (North Central Farm Management Extension Committee)

http://aglease101.org/default.aspx

Shared Equity Arrangements (Joan Snyder) http://clctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Shared-Equity-Arrangement.pdf

Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together (A Greenhorn’s Guidebook, by Faith Gilbert)

http://www.thegreenhorns.net/wp-content/files_mf/1393438767FINAL_greenhorns_guidebook_PK2.pdf

 

For Landowners

Landowner’s Guide to Sustainable Farm Leasing (Drake University) http://sustainablefarmlease.org/the-landowners-guide-to-sustainable-farm-leases/

A Landowner’s Guide to Leasing and for Farming (The Greenhorns) http://www.thegreenhorns.net/wp-content/files_mf/1344531092landownersguide.pdf

Farmland Leasing for Private Landowners: A Short Guide (The Greenhorns) http://www.thegreenhorns.net/wp-content/files_mf/1344531282FarmlandLeasingforLandownersShortGuide.pdf

Landowner Tool Box (Drake University) http://sustainablefarmlease.org/landowner-tools/

Determining Rental Rates for your farmland (University of Vermont http://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=land/rentalrateB.html&SM=land/sub-menu.html

 

For Farm Seekers

 Finding Land to Farm: Six Ways to Secure Farmland (ATTRA) https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=174

Land. Liberty. Sunshine. Stamina. A mini compendium of resources for beginning farmers on the topic of finding sustainable land tenure (The Greenhorns) http://www.thegreenhorns.net/wp-content/files_mf/1335220206GH_landtenureworkshop_minicompendium.pdf

Toolbox For Farm Seekers (Land for Good)

http://landforgood.org/resources/toolbox/toolbox-farm-seekers/#sthash.7C3s6qPq.dpbs

 

Forms

Cash Lease Form (California Farmlink) http://www.californiafarmlink.org/storage/documents/Cash_Lease_Agricultural_Base_Lease_Template.pdf