Extension Office, Women in Ag Program Announce 4-Part Workshop

LEXINGTON – The Nebraska Extension Office has announced a 4-part workshop starting in January in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s “Women in Agriculture” program.

Called “The Power of Negotiation and Communication: Land Leasing Strategies for Midwestern Ag Women,” the topics covered in the workshop will range from lease agreement basics to landlord and tenant relations, negotiation, and conservation practices. The intent behind the workshops is to provide valuable tools for both landowners and tenants.

The series will take place at multiple nearby sites this winter, including Lexington, North Platte, and Central City. Each workshop will be about 3 hours long, between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Central Time on January 18, January 25, February 1, and February 8. Keynote speakers will simulcast to each location and each site will provide additional speakers and hands-on activities. Dinner will be included; registration is $50.

The workshops seek to help participants increase their awareness of local land values and cash rental rates and the factors that influence them. They will also cover the importance of having a written lease and the items that should be included in it to ensure an equitable agreement for all parties. Participants will learn negotiation strategies as well as best practices to improve relationships between landlords and tenants.

Conservation programs will also be covered so that women will have a greater understanding of compliance requirements and increase their awareness of voluntary conservation programs that are available to them.

Fees are included by participating in this program and a virtual option is available for those unable to attend a workshop site, although the Extension Office highly encourages in-person attendance to better network with other attendees and interact with speakers. Registration is required by January 13.

More information and the registration link can be found here. Questions may be directed to Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Women in Ag Program Director, by email or by phone at 308-632-1247.