Farm Management Services
Full Service management from negotiating the lease through collection and payment of income and expenses. A variety of lease forms are available to fit the owner’s needs. Emphasis is placed on finding the right tenant that will provide the right compensation, conservation assistance and record keeping for the landowner. Flexible cash rent leases are stressed where the landowner gets a guaranteed base cash rent plus more in years that the farm does well. These leases are popular with tenants since they don’t have as much risk and the owner will have a bonus paid upon a formula which fits the situation. Whatever we do we require a high level of record accumulation and then analysis on your property and the lease relationship. We are not rent collectors like many other farm managers but work with you and your tenant to make sure the land is as productive as possible but in balance with the conservation and long term preservation of the property.
Farm Management Alternative – Lease Monitoring
We are likely the only farm management company that offers something less than full service farm management. This is good for an owner that isn’t quite ready for farm management but needs help understanding the complexities of farm ownership and leasing. This includes a complete analysis of income and expense as well as government programs, lease terms, soil and water quality, building and improvement recommendations and operator assessment. The owner still negotiates the lease, handles his (or her) own income and expenses and is the day-to-day contact with the tenant. This approach is less costly to the landlord and sometimes more friendly to the farm operator working relationship. The owner gets outside guidance without giving up control. In a climate of lower incomes, as it is now, this is a good alternative to the landlord and a benefit to the tenant. These times are even more critical to monitor the fertility and conservation as operators are looking to cut costs but that does not benefit your property.