Farm leases have become more complex as agricultural land has increased in value and many owners further removed from the farm/ranch. This has created an environment where more land is being leased and traditional ways are being changed. The need for risk management education on leasing information and tools is growing.
The high number of requests for information has been an indicator of the need for educational training for both land owners and tenants. A team of five agriculture business specialists worked together to take a traditional topic, make revisions and create an interesting and educational program. New technology has been incorporated into the delivery method. The program includes: current trends, legal termination, types of leases, items to include in a lease, methods of leasing and more. This program was designed to be delivered by a team using a combination of presentations, discussions on-site and written materials. The program has been delivered through distance learning interactive tv network and via Internet.
The participation rate has been much higher than anticipated. The participants have included a combination of both land owners and tenants seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding about leases. The age group has varied from young farmers just starting out to retirement age individuals. An evaluation tool was used to gather feedback at the conclusion of the program. The feedback has been used to modify the program and delivery. Class materials, feedback and lessons learned will be shared in this session.
|Conference||2013 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|
|Presentation Type||30-Minute Concurrent|