Sample Cropland Rental Agreement
With Conservation Options
THIS DOCUMENT IS MEANT AS A SOURCE OF GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE
CONSTRUED OR RELIED UPON AS LEGAL ADVICE. IT IS TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH, AND IS
NOT INTENDED TO TAKE THE PLACE OF, THE ADVICE OF INDEPENDENT LEGAL COUNSEL.
Landowners interested in leasing their land to farmers should remember that farming involves a
variety of activities and uses. It is important to talk to farmers who want to use your land to gain an
understanding of the activities and uses they’re planning for your land.
Many farm land lease arrangements never progress beyond a conversation and a handshake. Such oral
farm land lease arrangements are risky … as problems can arise with legal enforceability and disputes
over rights and obligations.
A written farm land lease agreement, executed by the landowner and farmer, is a best practice. Such is
a contract that provides legally binding rights, obligations and remedies … and brings certai