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This lease agreement is made this ____day of _____, 20__, between
THE PARTIES AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
1. DESCRIPTION OF FARM.
The Owner in consideration of the terms specified herein, leases to the Operator for
agricultural purposes the following legally described property (“REAL ESTATE”):
The Real Estate is located at xxx, in city, state, containing ___ acres, more or less, and
subject to all easements now existing or which the Owner may grant in the future.
2. TERM OF LEASE. The term of this lease shall be for the period of ___years beginning
_____, 20__ , and ending ____, 20__ and continuing thereafter from year to year, unless
either party gives written notice to the other as specified by Minnesota law, such to be given
on or before September 1 of the final lease year to become effective the following March 1.
3. PURPOSES OF THE LEASE. The Operator shall have the right to use the property for the
production of crops subject to the following limitations:
There are ___ contract acres available according to county FSA records. The Owner will
retain the field located __________________________________________________.
The housing, buildings and storage structures located on the Real Estate may NOT be used
by the Operator and are NOT included in this lease.
Hunting rights will be retained by Owner.
4. CASH RENT
Operator agrees to pay the Owner cash rent for the use of the Real Estate as follows:
Total annual rent $xxxxx The cash rent shall be due and payable as follows: $____/ Month
by the 15th day of the Month.
5. OPERATOR DUTIES AND CONDITIONS.
Operator agrees to:
a. Prepare the land and plant such crops as agreed on in a timely fashion, as weather
b. Manage carefully all growing crops and to harvest all crops in a timely fashion as weather
c. Farm the land in an efficient and husband-like manner.
d. Do what is reasonably necessary to control soil erosion including, maintenance of existing
watercourses, waterways, ditches, drainage areas, terraces and tile drains, and abstaining
from any practice which will cause damage to the Real Estate.
e. Use reasonable efforts to control weeds in fields, fence rows, road ditches, building lots,
and all other areas of the farm.
f. Protect all desirable vegetation, such as grass field borders, grassed waterways, wildlife
cover, shrubs and trees.