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Grow Your Farm! Lease Literacy for Farmers & Landowners

  • WSU Extension's Cougar Auditorium at McCollum Park 600 128th Street Southeast Everett, WA, 98208 United States (map)

Three new workshops to help you farm smarter.

For many farms, raising a high-quality product is but one step on the journey to a sustainable farm. Often, the biggest challenges to farm success lie in non-farming activities like finding and retaining customers, deciding how much to grow of what, figuring out how much it costs to raise a product, or even the legal snags inherent with renting a piece of farmland to start or expand your farm. As with so many things, the less you know now, the more it will likely cost you later.

Lease Literacy for Farmers & Landowners – Wed. December 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Farmland owners often wish to lease their land to someone willing to farm, while there are plenty of folks looking to start or grow a farm by leasing land. But how do you go about setting up an equitable lease? What do you need to look for and/or avoid? What makes a good lease contract? What factors lead to positive landlord-tenant relationships? Both landowners and renters have the same questions. This informal workshop is designed to help address some of the challenges landowners and tenants have related to developing and maintain good land lease arrangements.  We’ll have a lawyer familiar with land leases on hand to explain the legal details and answer questions. In addition, much of the evening will be devoted to a panel of experts on the topic: farmers, landowners, and farm incubator managers willing to share their experiences regarding what works, what doesn’t, and how to create good lease relationships.

All three Grow Your Farm! workshops sponsored by WSU Snohomish County Extension and the Snohomish Conservation District, and take place at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St SE Everett, WA inside McCollum Park.

Space is limited, the cost is $15 per person per workshop (or take all three for $40). To ensure your spot, visit to register. For more information on the workshops, contact Kate Ryan,, (425) 357-6024.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodation can request accommodation 21 days before training at (425) 338-2400. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee availability on-site.

Earlier Event: December 18
December Board Meeting
Later Event: January 12
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