Free Farm Lease Agreements

Are you renting farm land to grow and harvest crops? Our farm lease agreements will help you have the deal sealed in writing quick and easy today.

Before Using Our Farm Lease Forms, You Should Know These Facts

In the good old days, farm leases used to be settled with a firm hand shake over a couple of beers. That may sound like a good idea... until the lease runs into problems. And with farm leases lasting for 3 to 5 years on the average, chances are you will run into problems. As you can see, even the most simple farm lease agreements are more reliable than any verbal lease.

The interesting thing about farm leases is that the rent doesn't always have to be paid in cash.
Instead of accepting cash (cash lease), the landlord can also choose to be given a share of the crop harvest (crop share rent). Our blank farm lease form will give you the freedom to choose any method payment that pleases you.

For more farming advice and help, we recommend that you check out the Farm Service Agency website.

*Make sure this farm lease form complies with your local real estate laws before using it. If you have any doubts, you can ask a real estate lawyer online.

Farm Lease Agreement

This Farm Lease Agreement is made between the Landlord ______________________________ and the Tenant ______________________________ on this date _______________ for the lease of the following described Property:

Property Location: ______________________________________________________________

Legal Description: ______________________________________________________________
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1. The Tenant shall have the right to use the Property for the following agricultural purposes:
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2. The Lease term shall be as follows (choose one):

[     ] Fixed term lease beginning on _______________ and ending on _______________ for a total period of _____ years.

[     ] Year to year lease beginning on _______________.

3. The Lease rent shall be as follows (choose one):

[     ] Cash rent: The Tenant agrees to pay the Landlord $ _______________ per acre for a total amount of $ _______________ every year as rent. The rent shall be payable upon the beginning and every subsequent anniversary of this Lease.

[     ] Crop share rent: The Tenant agrees to pay the Landlord a share of the following crop harvest as rent:

Crop Type: ______________________________     Landlord's Share: _____ %
Crop Type: ______________________________     Landlord's Share: _____ %
Crop Type: ______________________________     Landlord's Share: _____ %
Crop Type: ______________________________     Landlord's Share: _____ %

Other terms and provisions for crop share rent: _______________________________________
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4. The Landlord agrees to pay for the following crop expenses, if any: ____________________
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The Tenant agrees to pay for the following crop expenses: _____________________________
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5. The Tenant agrees to practice sustainable crop management methods as prescribed by the FSA Farm Service Agency.

6. The Tenant shall make all necessary repairs to the Property at his/her expense during the Lease term. This includes repairing all defects with any building or structure on the Property due to damage or tear and wear.

7. The Tenant may make improvements to the buildings, fences, water systems and other items on the Property, provided that consent has been given by the Landlord. If such consent is given, all such improvements shall be made at the expense of the Tenant and shall become the property of the Landlord.

8. The Landlord shall have the right to enter the Property to inspect the Property, provided that he/she does not impair the Tenant's agricultural activities on the Property.

9. The Tenant may not sublet this Property or assign this Lease to any other persons without the written consent of the Landlord.

10. It is agreed that this farm lease agreement shall not create a partnership relationship between the Landlord and Tenant.

11. Additional terms and conditions:
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Landlord Name: ______________________________

Landlord Signature: ______________________________          Date: _______________

Landlord Address: ______________________________________________________________


Tenant Name: ______________________________

Tenant Signature: ______________________________          Date: _______________

Tenant Address: _______________________________________________________________

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