Conservation Farm Lease

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new leasing program,  which we initiated in 2023. Over the last few years, the agricultural landscape in the Midwest has been greatly influenced by concerns regarding soil health and water quality, and rightfully so. At our company, we view each farm as an investment asset, recognizing that the soil health directly impacts the long-term preservation of that valuable land.

When soil experiences erosion or is in poor health, it progressively diminishes in value, especially if it’s losing significant amounts of topsoil each year. With this in mind, Iowa Land Management & Real Estate has introduced our groundbreaking “Conservation Farm Lease.” To the best of our knowledge, this lease is the first of its kind to be implemented on a large scale in the farm management industry.

The Conservation Farm Lease comprehensively outlines management practices that are either permissible or prohibited for tenants. By incorporating this lease, we aim to minimize soil erosion, enhance soil health, and ensure that farm runoff does not contaminate our local and national waterways.

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To achieve these goals, the Conservation Farm Lease mandates the following practices:

1. Adoption of a no-tillage or strip tillage system.
2. Utilization of cover crops.
3. Employment of precision technology and reporting.
4. Responsible use and maintenance of waterways.

Implementing these practices can significantly enhance your farm’s soil health and minimize its environmental impact. We have intentionally designed the lease to be flexible and adaptable to suit the unique characteristics of each individual farm.

We invite you to contact us today to explore whether your farm could benefit from the Conservation Farm Lease. Our team is ready to provide you with further information and assistance.

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