Lease Workshops



Mykel Taylor joined the Department of Agricultural Economics as an Assistant Professor in 2011. Her research and extension programs are focused in the areas of crop marketing and farm management. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana and attended Montana State University majoring in Agribusiness Management. Her PhD in Economics is from North Carolina State University. Mykel has worked in extension positions at both Kansas State University and Washington State University. Some of her current research areas include measuring basis risk for commodity grains, understanding the implications of food safety and country of origin labeling on meat demand, and estimating land values for crop and pasture land in Kansas.

Leasing land for farming and ranching has become a necessity to grow and stay competitive in today’s commercial agriculture. As a result, understanding how to effectively and equitably negotiate a land lease has risen in importance for both landowners and tenants. This workshop is designed to help both landowners and producers consider the factors that affect lease rates, contract terms, and risk exposure.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

1. Explaining the differences and similarities of various leasing arrangements: crop share, fixed cash rent, flexible leases, AUM pasture leases

2. Active management of the landowner-tenant relationship through effective communication and recognition of incentives

3. Calculating an equitable lease using cost of production budgets, price and yield expectations, and other market-based information

Dates & Location
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dodge City

Ford County Fair Building
901 West Park St.
Dodge City , KS

1:30 - 3:00 pm. No cost to attend. 

Andrea Burns: or 620.227.4542

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Pottorff Hall
Riley County Fairgrounds
Manhattan , KS

Cooperative project of Riley, Geary, Wabaunsee, Pottawatomie, and Marshall counties

1:30 - 3:30 pm. Cost: none

Registration: Register online at or call 785/537-6350 by January 28.

More info: Greg McClure:

Friday, February 1, 2019


Allen County Courthouse Community Room
Iola , KS

No cost, but please RSVP to a Southwind Extension Office. 
Iola: 620.365.2242; Erie: 620.244.3826;
Fort Scott: 620.223.3720; Yates Center: 620.625.8620.

Or online: 

More info: Carla Nemecek:

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Monday, February 11, 2019


Lenora Community Building
Lenora , KS

More info and to register:
Graham County Extension Office: 785-421-3411
Jenilee Godsey:
Keith VanSkike: ro 785.877.5755

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Agricultural Research Center
1232 240th Ave
Hays , KS

More info: Stacy Campbell -

Or Alicia Boor -

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Scott City

WM. Carpenter 4-H Building
608 Fair Ground Rd.
Scott City , KS

Registration not required. For more info:

Scott County - or 620.872.2930
Finney County - or 620.272.3670
Wichita County - or 620.375.2724

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Corning Community Building
Main Street
Corning , KS

1:30 pm. 

More information, contact Meadowlark Extension District-
Holton Office at 785-364-4125 or Jody Holthaus at

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For more information, contact Rich Llewelyn at the phone or email below:
Phone: 785-532-1504  Email: sends e-mail)