On February 26 from 1 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., tenants and landowners in the Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll counties area will have an opportunity to learn more about the agricultural land leasing issues at the upcoming Farm Leasing Workshop. The workshop is sponsored by Agriculture Law Education Initiative, University of Maryland Extension, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Maryland FarmLink, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, and Maryland Farm Bureau and funding is provided by USDA-NIFA and the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center.
This Leasing Workshop will take place at the Baltimore County Ag Center and will help landlords and tenants better understand the leasing process, communication, dispute resolution process, and how to find and market available farmland. The first session 1 pm to 5pm will focus on tenant’s issues and the second session 6pm to 9pm will focus on landlord issues. Dinner will be provided from 5 to 6.
“Agricultural leasing has become more complex over the past few years, landlords and tenants have seen increasing rent prices, rising number of disputes between landlord and tenants, and other issues that can strain the landlord-tenant relationship” said Paul Goeringer, an Extension Legal Specialist with the University of Maryland. “We want tenants and landlords to have successful leasing relationships that last for years,” Goeringer said.
The workshop will focus on legal issues related to developing a lease, tools that exist to aid in writing a lease and setting up a rental range, agricultural conflict resolution services available in Maryland, communicating with the other party, and an introduction to Maryland’s FarmLink.
Registration is required on or before February 24. The cost is $10 per person. To register, send check ($10.00 per person) made payable to BCEAC and send to University of Maryland Extension, Leasing Workshop, 1114 Shawan Road, Suite 2, Cockeysville, MD 21030. You may also register online by going to: http://ume-leasing-workshop.eventbrite.com cost is $10 + fees.
The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20031.