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


Dwight Aakre
North Dakota State University

Arlin Brannstrom
University of Wisconsin
Center for Dairy Profitability

Kevin Dhuyvetter
Kansas State University

Damona Doye
Oklahoma State University


William Edwards
Iowa State University

Shannon Ferrell
Oklahoma State University

Phil Harris
University of Wisconsin

William Lazarus
University of Minnesota


Ray Massey
University of Missouri

Dale Nordquist
Center For Farm Financial Management

George Patrick
Purdue University

Burton Pflueger
South Dakota State University


Jeff Reisdorfer
Center for Farm Financial Management

Gary Schnitkey
University of Illinois

Matt Stockton
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
West Central Research & Extension

Barry Ward
Ohio 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