Farmers and landowners are invited to attend a FREE webinar from Cornell Cooperative Extension on Thursday, April 21st to learn more about land leases for agriculture.

Farmers and landowners are invited to attend a FREE webinar Thursday, April 21st

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

SOUTHWEST, NEW YORK (April 4th, 2022) – As the cost of owning land rises, and farm profitability tightens, now's the time to evaluate the role that leased and rented land plays on our local farms - and our bottom lines. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is hosting a FREE webinar on Thursday, April 21st from 7pm – 8:30pm for landowners and farmers who would like to learn more about land lease agreements.

Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options. Topics of discussion include written lease agreements, determining "fair" rental rates, and communication strategies.

While this webinar is free to attend, registration is REQUIRED by visiting This will be held virtually via an interactive Zoom webinar. You will receive instructions to join the webinar prior to the event. We will be distributing a recording and session slides/resources to all registered participants.

For any questions, concerns, or accommodation requests, please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at or 716-640-0522. Funding for this event and scholarship support is provided by a Farmland for a New Generation New York grant.

SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, contact your county’s Association Executive Director. Allegany County – Laura Hunsberger, or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County – Dick Rivers, or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County – Emily Reynolds, or 716-664-9502. Erie County – Diane Held, or 716-652-5400. Steuben County – Tess McKinley,, or 607-664-2301.


Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Team Leader, Business Management Specialist

Last updated April 5, 2022