Leasing and share farming land fact sheet

Published: 10 Feb 2014

Leasing and share farming land fact sheet

Share farming and leasing additional land can reduce cost of production

A proven strategy to decrease the cost of production is to farm more land. Leasing and share farming additional land offer alternatives to buying land.

Key Points

  • Leasing and/or share farming land provide great opportunities for business expansion. 
  • Good budgeting is critical to successful lease and share farm negotiation. 
  • Economies of scale achieved via additional leasing and share farming land can reduce the cost of production.
  • Always seek legal advice when preparing a lease or share farming agreement. 
  • ‘The faintest ink is better than the fondest memory’: Always document share farming and leasing agreements.

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GRDC Project Code AES00006

Region National, North, South, West

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Region: National; North; South; West

GRDC Project Code: AES00006