For Landowners

As a landowner, you possess the ability to control what happens to your land. Although your tenant operator is given use and possession of the property for a period of time, you have the ability, as well as the duty, to protect the land’s natural resources and ensure its long-term productivity. A written lease agreement is a valuable tool for achieving your goals as the ultimate steward of the land while building a profitable and enduring relationship with your tenant (Drake University 2011).

Introduction to Sustainable Farm Lease from Drake Agricultural Law Center on Vimeo.

For more information regarding landowner options please visit or contact one of the project coordinators.