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

By: Marisa Alcorta, Rex Dufour, and Tammy Hinman
January 2013

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 tipsheet 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.

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