About Ag Lease 101

More than half the cropland in the North Central Region of the United States is rented. Rental rate and leasing information is highly sought by both land owners and land operators.

AgLease101.org includes multi-state materials which help land owners and land operators discuss and resolve issues to avoid legal risk. The website also guides both land owners and land operators towards informed and equitable decisions.

Ag Lease 101 was created by a team of economists and attorneys.

Curriculum teaching materials and web resources can be used by state and county level Extension instructors to conduct producer land rent / leasing workshops.


About the NCFMEC


The North Central Farm Management Extension Committee is comprised of Extension Educators from the North Central Region of the United States. We provide leadership in the development of high quality research based extension programs and publications that anticipate and meet the ever changing business management educational needs of agricultural producers of the North Central States. Our programs and publications capitalize on the expertise of farm management faculty from throughout the region and country.

The Ag Lease 101 Team


Kevin Bernhardt
University of Wisconsin

Kenneth Burdine
University of Kentucky

Jack Davis
South Dakota State University

Gregg Hadley
Kansas State University


Joleen Hadrich
University of Minnesota

Rodney Jones
Department of Agricultural Economics

Kevin Klair
Center for Farm Financial Management

Michael Langemeier
Purdue University


Bradley Lubben
North Central Risk Mgmt Education Center

Ray Massey
University of Missouri

John Molenhuis
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Bryon Parman
North Dakota State University


Alejandro Plastina
Iowa State University

Jeff Reisdorfer
Center for Farm Financial Management

Gary Schnitkey
University of Illinois

Jordan Shockley
University of Kentucky


Matt Stockton
UNL West Central Research & Extension

Barry Ward
Ohio State University

Christopher Wolf
Michigan State University


Funding for this project

Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Risk Management Education Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2010-49200-06200