May 9, 2016 More Than A Handshake: Negotiating Grazing, Hunting and Livestock Leases
A free lease negotiating workshop will be held on Friday, June 3 at the Cattle Raisers Building Brand Room located at 1301 West 7th St., in Fort Worth. The program will begin at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 4 p.m. While there is no registration fee, pre-registration is required. On-line registration can be made at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration. Registration may also be done by calling your local Extension office, in Tarrant County that number is 817.884.1945. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1.
“Times have changed since rural communities knew everyone and leases where made on a handshake. Today there is just too much liability if the lease isn’t written down,” says the new Tarrant County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall. He continued, “It’s not that someone has to win in the negotiation, it’s that the lease needs to meet the needs of both sides of the negotiation.”
Tiffany Dowell Lashmet and Shannon Ferrell, extension ag law specialists will provide the insights on grazing and hunting leases and livestock lease agreements. They will discuss legal aspects of leasing, and offer pointers on what terms should be included in each of these leases.
Participants will also receive a agricultural leasing handbook containing information, checklists, and sample forms for lease agreements. Tiffany and Shannon focus on providing useful information to those in the agricultural industry. Their quick wit and ability to simply explain legal issues will keep your interest through the presentation. Additionally, a question and answer session afterward will reward participants with expanded information on topics of interest.
The funding for this project was provided by the Southern Risk Management Education Center through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
For more information contact the Tarrant County Extension Office at 817.884.1946.