Tips for Farm Leases and Contracts: Creating Smart, Effective Documents

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By Marisa Alcorta, Rex Dufour and Tammy Hinman

Published: January 2013

Updated: n/a



2 pages


Leases and contracts are important pieces of a farm business. They can provide clarity and protection for both parties when leasing or buying land or equipment, and selling farm products. This tip sheet highlights the advantages, considerations, useful tips, and key questions you should ask yourself before signing a contract. It also summarizes the elements of a good lease.

Table of Contents

Tip for Dealing with Leases
Elements of a Good Lease
Ten Questions to Ask (and Answer) Before You Sign a Contract
Resources for Contracts
Resources for Leases

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