“How much land you need and how you acquire it are two of the most important decisions for a farm operator.”
These true words come from Penn State University legal specialists, who offer up a significant amount of advice around building healthy relationships with landlords.
And according to a recent Farm Journal Pulse poll, landlord relationships is something that more than 90% of farmers must consider. More than 1,600 farmers weighed in on the latest Pulse poll, and only 9% report having zero landlords.
For everyone else, the number of landlords they have varies quite a bit. Nearly one-fourth (22%) of farmers say they have one or two landlords, with another 28% reporting three to five landlords. That means the remaining 41% have at least six landlords. At the upper end of the spectrum, 13% say they have at least 13 landlords.
Results varied slightly when compared to 2015:
AgWeb has several resources to help foster healthy landlord relationships, including: