Category Archives: Contracts

Making Succession Planning a Success for your Family Farm

Listening and Learning Session: Flex Leases 4-5:30 p.m. For years tenant farmers and landowners have relied on a conversation and a handshake to determine rental rates each year. Fluctuating market prices, fertilizer shortages and a dependence on world events means the price of corn and soybeans may fluctuate wildly year-to-year. Many farmers and landowners are […]

Making Succession Planning a Success for your Family Farm

This webinar brought together two succession experts and two Illinois farm families to talk about the big picture of farm succession planning. Together they explained and addressed topics like: (1) why succession planning matters so much; (2) what are common obstacles that keep families from making a plan at all or from making a sound plan that will accomplish all they desire; […]

The Lost Art of Using a Land Contract for Buying & Selling Farmland

By Mike Downey, Land, Lease & Farm Succession Consultant A common question we receive from young and beginning farmers is how can they position themselves for renting and purchasing land.  Often times they are focused on the unthinkable task of bidding against their neighbors the next time a farm comes up for sale or rent […]