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Farmland leasing, values meetings set

By Staff | Jun 29, 2015

NORTHWEST IOWA – In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land.

In Northwest Iowa, Iowa State University Extension is offering 12 workshops designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land values.

These workshops will be held across northwest Iowa counties starting July 23 through July 31.

Melissa O’Rourke, an ISU Extension farm and agribusiness management specialist, will present a wide range of topics related to farmland values and leasing. The meeting dates and locations are:

  • July 23: In Plymouth County – 6:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center Lower Level. RSVP at (712) 546-7835.
  • July 27: In Dickenson County – 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office in Spirit Lake. RSPV at (712) 336-3488.
  • July 28: In Woodbury County – 9 a.m. at the Sergeant Bluff Community Center, in Sergeant Bluff. RSVP at (712) 276-2157.
  • July 28: In Sioux County – 1:30 p.m. at the Extension office, in Orange City. RSVP at (712) 737-4230.
  • July 28: In Lyon County – 6:30 p.m. at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids. RSVP (712) 472-2576.
  • July 29: In Palo Alto County – 9 a.m. at the Extension office in Emmetsburg. RSVP at (712) 852-2865.
  • July 29: In Emmet County – 1:30 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, in Estherville. (712) 362-3434.
  • July 29: In In Clay County – 6:30 p.m. at the 4-H Auditorium, Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer. RSVP (712) 262-2264.
  • July 30: In Pocahontas County – 9 a.m. at the West Iowa Bank in Laurens. RSVP at (712) 335-3103.
  • July 30: In Buena Vista County – 1:30 p.m. at the Extension office in Storm Lake. RSVP at (712) 732-5056.
  • July 30: In Cherokee County – 6:30 p.m. at the Western Iowa Tech Community College auditorium. RSVP at (712) 225-6196.
  • July 31: In O’Brien County – 9 a.m. at the Northwestern Bank meeting room, in Sheldon. RSVP (712) 957-5045.

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