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October 27, 2020

Purdue Extension to offer virtual workshop twice on farmland leasing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Extension Land Lease Team is hosting two virtual workshops for landowners and farmers to learn more about farmland leases, legal aspects of leases and leasing trends. The workshop, “More Than a Handshake,” will be offered 10 a.m. to noon (ET) Nov. 12 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. (ET) Nov. 17.

Anthony Crowell, an attorney at Gordon and Associates, will present the legalities of having an effective land lease. Purdue Extension educators also will discuss land values and trends, types of leases, components of leases and communication. Attendees will gain skills needed to negotiate an equitable lease, understand how to determine rental rates and recognize common pitfalls often made while developing a lease agreement.

The registration fee is $25 per farm or household.  Register here. For more information or if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in this program, contact Jenna Nees at 765-653-8411 or

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817,

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