Leasing is one of the most common ways growers access farmland. Are you an aspiring or current farmer looking to lease land or a landowner looking for a new farmer tenant? Learn about best practices, legalities, insurance and hear how seasoned farmers have developed successful leasing arrangements.|
Date & location:
Monday, September 30, 2013; 5:00pm - 8:30pm
WSU Thurston County Extension
5033 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502
A light and local dinner will be served for those who can attend in person, catered by Ninevah.
Attorney, Jessica Jensen of Jessica Jensen Law PS, will cover the legalities of leasing land. Insurance professional, Lesa Boxx of Country Financial will speak about what insurance coverage is needed by the tenant and landowner. And a panel of farmers will share experience and tips about leasing land.
Attend in person or by webcast:
Classroom attendance is limited to 30 people, so register today! Webcast options are also available for those unable to get a spot in the classroom or who are out of the area. When registering, indicate you will be participating via webcast and we'll send details with final registration confirmation.
About workshop organizers:
This workshop is sponsored by Cascade Harvest Coalition/WA FarmLink through a grant from USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and support from WSU Extension, WSU Thurston County Extension and Thurston Conservation District.
Washington FarmLink works statewide to help facilitate the transition of farms to the next generation by connecting landowners and land seekers with each other, resources, and technical expertise necessary to achieve their farming goals. FarmLink offers a farmer/landowner matching service, educational workshops and networking events, resources, and one-on-one assistance. www.cascadeharvest.org
WSU Extension works with local agriculture producers to bring research-based information to improve the productivity, efficiency, economic well-being and safety of products produced in this diverse agricultural community. Extension also offer educational classes and workshops, such as the Cultivating Success series and special conferences, like the Small Fruit Conference in Whatcom County or the Cascadia Grains Conference in Pierce County. http://thurston.wsu.edu/ or http://whatcom.wsu.edu/
The Thurston Conservation District (TCD) promotes voluntary stewardship among private landowners in Thurston County. Services are free to the residents of Thurston County. TCD is committed to finding available resources and coordinating them in a way that they meet the needs of the local community. http://www.thurstoncd.com/
WSU Thurston County Extension (View)
5033 Harrison Ave. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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