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July 27th, 2017 SOIL 2017 Summer Conference
Farmland Stewardship Solutions along with the Drake Agricultural Law Center, Iowa Water Center, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and The Nature Conservancy will be sponsoring SOIL 2017: Cultivating Your Investment: Landowners and Stewardship. This event will be held at Drake University’s Olmsted Center starting at 8:00 a.m. and will wrap up at 4:30 p.m on July 27th, 2017. The full day event has a targeted focus on landowners (especially non-operators). The goal of SOIL 2017 is for landowners to learn how to better lease their land so that it is environmentally responsible, economically sound and protected for the future. Learn how conservation and sustainable farming practices are compatible with modern farm production and can be profitable for both the landowner and tenant.
Space is extremely limited. Register today to lock in your spot! The complete agenda and online registration can be found at the links below.
FSS Featured on the Cover in June Issue of Wallaces Farmer
Farmland Stewardship Solutions has been featured on a cover story in the June issue of Wallaces Farmer. Written by Rod Swoboda, the article looks at how FSS is changing the approach landowners and tenants are taking to renting farmland. The old way of setting a flat cash rent and waiting until the fall to renegotiate is no longer common practice. The landowners need on farm data in order to make informed decisions that will lead to increased profitability for both owner and operator. To read the complete story click the link below.
Introducing a Systematic Approach to Sustainable Farm Leasing...
Farmland Stewardship Solutions is a unique agricultural consulting company that specializes in providing land services to absentee and non-operating landowners, trust departments, attorneys and farm management companies. Our clients are people that recognize the value of good stewardship, fair leases, quality tenants and utilizing technology to make sure their farm is the best it can be. We have the tools to assist landowners and their representatives with leasing while providing farm data analysis to ensure the landowner is making the right decisions and reaching their goals concerning their farm.
For more information on how the FSS Leasing Platform works and benefits you click here.
How does Farmland Stewardship Solutions work?
Lease and Farm Monitoring
As agriculture relies more on data with each passing year the need for an ongoing lease monitoring service became evident. Our goal is to provide landowners and operators with the information and tools needed to help them reach their goals. We understand these goals will vary for each farm and individual, that is why we have set up our Lease Monitoring Service to accommodate any leasing situation.
Our goal in monitoring your lease is to ensure you are obtaining all the needed records, data, all while receiving a market value rental rate. This can be time consuming, complicated and stressful. Farmland Stewardship Solutions is here to help.You will have comfort in knowing your lease is being monitored by experienced professionals.
It is our belief that all farms need to be maintained and cared for with the best stewardship practices in mind. In order to achieve this, continued oversight and analysis is needed. There are a number of government programs available that many individuals are unaware of. Farmland Stewardship Solutions stays current with these programs and provides recommendations and options to our clients.
We store all records pertaining to your property on US Farm Records. US Farm Records is a secure internet based system that allows for parties to upload records directly to their account where they can be stored indefinitely. Having these valuable records on hand allows the owners to make well informed decisions concerning their land.
Beginning Farmer Focused
Farmland Stewardship Solutions is concerned with the next generation of farming and have worked with a number of owners who want to rent their land to a beginning farmer. The past few years have been some of the most difficult times for young farmers to get a start with record land prices and high cash rents. Landowners who rent out their property to a beginning farmer receive a tax credit through the state which can vary based on the type of lease in place.
Farmland Stewardship Solutions has a large network of operators who qualify as beginning farmers which owners are able to utilize. Our full range of services cannot be fully described in the above words. We would love to meet with you to show you what we can do for you.
Bob S, Des Moines, IA
I increased my rents through FSS with quality family farm tenants. FSS is part of my management plan.