ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Series Of Land Leasing & Value Meetings

Thu 7-30-2020

(Spirit Lake)-- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be holding their annual series of informational meetings on land leasing and values over the next couple of weeks at 11 different locations throughout northwest Iowa. Gary Wright, Farm Business Management Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach tells KUOO news they'll be covering several other related topics as well...Gary Wright01 

"We'll touch on farm ownership and tenure information, both from a land value and a rent survey information as well. That obviously will be the primary purpose of the meetings where people largely come together to review those two items. In addition to that then we'll also touch base on just conservation and water quality research information, kind of updated information there. It will help with, if that person is looking for some help, it will determine how to figure a cash rent, we'll talk about that computation. Because the bigger share of the land in the state of Iowa is leased, it's farmed by somebody else other than the person that owns it, we'll touch basically on communication and as it kind of relates to kind of a legal aspect of that communication, we'll get you some information on that as well."

Wright says the situation with COVID-19 is also coming into play on some of those things...Gary Wright02 

"Well the pandemic is definitely a factor from the standpoint of prices. Certainly it's contributing to the overall market prices that we're experiencing right now and that indirectly I guess you can take that to the next step down in demand and that affects you and I in terms of what we're choosing to do from terms of our consumption, so yes, it finds it's way up that chain, I guess."

Upcoming meeting dates and locations in Northwest Iowa include:

  • Aug. 4, 1:30 p.m., Pocahontas Fairgrounds Expo Building, Pocahontas; Preregister to 712-335-3103.

  • Aug. 5, 9:00 a.m., Sheldon City Office Basement Room, Sheldon; Preregister to 712-957-5045.

  • Aug. 5, 2:00 p.m., Forster Community Center, Rock Rapids; Preregister to 712-472-2576 or 712-754-3648.

  • Aug. 6, 5:00 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office, Cherokee; Preregister to 712-225-6196.

  • Aug. 11, 9:00 a.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Palo Alto County office, Emmetsburg; Preregister to 712-852-2865.

  • Aug. 12, 9:00 a.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County office, Spirit Lake; Preregister to 712-336-3488.

  • Aug. 12, 6:00 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County office, Le Mars; Preregister to 712-546-7835.

  • Aug. 13, 9:00 a.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Buena Vista County office, Storm Lake; Preregister to 712-732-5056.

  • Aug. 13, 2:00 p.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Woodbury County office, Sioux City; Preregister to 712-276-2157.

  • Aug. 18, 9:00 a.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office, Orange City; Preregister to 712-737-4230.

  • Aug. 19, 9:00 a.m., Clay County Fairgrounds 4-H Auditorium, Spencer; Preregister to 712-262-2264.


There is a $20 per individual or $30 per couple preregistration fee for those who preregister at least two days prior to the meeting date. Individuals who register after the deadline can expect a $5 late fee.