Leasing property for grazing or for hunting can be beneficial for landowners. It can also be beneficial for lessees that are looking for land to rent.
The Ranchers’ Agricultural Leasing Handbook covers a variety of issues related to leasing, including why leases can be beneficial, why written leases are important, landowner liability, calculating payment terms, and then offers checklists and sample language for grazing, hunting, and livestock leases.
- Why lease land or livestock?
- Why is a written lease necessary?
- Setting the payments for a lease.
- When can a landowner or lessee be liable for injuries to a third party?
- Drafting a valid liability waiver.
- Grazing lease checklist
- Sample grazing lease
- Hunting lease checklist
- Sample hunting lease
- Livestock lease checklist
- Sample livestock lease
Download the Handbook (pdf)
New! The award-winning Rancher’s Leasing Workshop is now an online course. It is designed for landowners and lessees and teaches the basics of a written agricultural lease agreement and more. If you lease your owned land or have a grazing lease, hunting lease and/or livestock lease, this course applies to you!
The handbook was made possible through a grant from the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center.