Leasing land for farming and ranching has become a necessity to grow and stay competitive in today’s commercial agriculture. Determining an equitable crop share lease for agricultural land is important for good business relations between landowners and producers, but maintaining a good working relationship between landowners and tenants is crucial to retaining leases long-term.
The Extension Councils of: Barber, Kingman, Kiowa, Stafford, and Pratt counties will be hosting a landowner/tenant relations program at noon on March 26, 2019 at the Pratt Area 4-H center. All landowners, tenants, and interested parties are welcome to attend to learn how producers and landowners can approach common issues and improve working relationships.
The guest speaker for this event will be Dr. Mykel Taylor from K-State’s Agriculture Economics Department. Dr. Taylor has focused her research on agriculture land ownership and leasing issues within the state of Kansas. She will discuss how to actively manage landowner-tenant relationships through effective communication and recognition of incentives.
The meeting is free and open to all interested individuals. The meal for this meeting will be sponsored and served by American AgCredit of Pratt, KS. Lunch will be served at 12 pm at the Pratt Area 4-H Center, 81 Lake Road in Pratt, and Dr. Taylor’s talk will begin at 12:30 pm. RSVP’s for the lunch are due by March 18, 2019. For questions or more detailed information, please contact the Pratt County Extension Office at 620.672.6121.