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Information and resources related to farm mangaement, land rental, farm leases, custom rates and farm economic topics.


Ohio Ag Manager

Home of the OSU Extension Ag Manager Newsletter. Information on current farm management and agricultural business issues, programs and discussion topics.


Determining Farmland Rental Rates in Wayne County

Some factors and considerations for determining farmland rental.

2022 Ohio Farm Custom Rental Rates


Flexible Cash Land Rental Agreements Explained

Article by Barry Ward, OSU Extension Farm Production Leader, explaining flexible cash land rental agreements, with some examples.


Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements

A North Central Farm Management Extension Committee publication that provides information on the provisions and options within fixed and flexible cash rent agreements. It includes examples and sample rental contracts.

Farm Building Rental

Farm Building Rental Article, 2014

An article that looks at some of the factors to consider in determining a farm building rental agreement, pertinent questions to ask and a list of helpful resources.

Livestock Building Rental Considerations

This article focuses on approaches used to come up with a building rental rate.  It includes an example of how to calculate the fixed costs of building ownership.  November, 2018.

Ag Lease 101

Ag Lease 101 helps both land owners and land operators learn about alternative lease arrangements and includes sample written lease agreements for several alternatives. Ag Lease 101 was created by and is maintained by the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee. Click on the Lease Publications heading at the bottom of the page.


Farmland Rental Resources

2018 Land Rent Survey Summary - Wayne and Holmes County

Links to farmland rental resources.

General Land Rental Agreement Information
Legal Aspects of Ohio Farmland Leases
Flexible-Cash Rents for Farmland
Farm Rental Agreement Checklist
Managing Landlord-Tenant Relationships:A Strategic Perspective
Crop Share Leasing in Ohio
Tax Issues for Farm Rental Agreements
Leasing Farm Buildings and Livestock Facilities
Establishing a Fair Pasture Rental Rate 
Flexible Cash Rents Based on Crop Insurance Parameters


Sample Agreements and Other Information
Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements for Your Farm
Cash Farm Lease (Detailed Sample Agreement)
Farm Agreement (FSA Compliant)
Sample Farm Cash Lease Agreement (FSA Compliant)
Crop Share or Crop Share-Cash Rental Agreements
Crop Share or Crop Share-Cash Lease (Sample)
Farm Machinery Lease Agreement


Computer Programs to Determine Lease or Land Values
Flexible Cash Lease
Crop Share Calculator
Landbid-Land Value Calculator
Fair rent

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