Land Leasing Basics - Legal Training for Illinois Small Farms


Time: 7:00-8:00

Location: Online

Organization hosting this event: University of Illinois

Price Free…

Leasing farmland is so commonplace that landowners, farmers, and ranchers may not think twice about the lease itself until things go wrong. Prevent problems with a strong lease while building a path to a resilient future. This online workshop will help you understand what a lease should include and how to put it in writing. Get started with the tools, knowledge, and skills you need to create a strong document that works for your needs, whether you are a landowner, rancher, or farmer.

Register online at If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Kathryn Pereira at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs

Each session begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for one hour.

Addressing legal farm risks can keep your farm in business.

Legal risks can be fatal to a farm business. Understanding legal issues can dispel anxiety and help farmers realize their power to control their circumstances. University of Illinois Extension partners with Farm Commons for a 4-part series on legal issues for farms. Every farm or ranch no matter its size, location, or longevity is in a great position to build resilience. Farm Commons is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering farmers to solve their own business law challenges in a community of support. Farm Commons Executive Director Rachel Armstrong will provide these interactive workshops, including time for questions from participants.