Terminate Farm Lease in Iowa: Steps & Deadline | Whitaker Marketing Group

Steps to Terminate a Farm Lease in Iowa


There is a deadline in the state of Iowa you have to meet in order to successfully give notice to your current tenant that he or she has no ongoing rights for a farm lease next year. This is something you must do to give clear rights to the farmland. If you are wanting to make changes to your farm lease, or if you want to terminate the farm lease, all of this needs to be done by September 1st for the upcoming farming season. Possible changes to the lease could consist of negotiating the rent, changing your tenant, or maybe you would like to sell your farmland and just want to cancel the lease altogether. We have attached a form that you can use to terminate the lease that you have in place with your tenant. If you have any further questions please contact us at info@wmgauction.com. If you are thinking about selling and would like our help, please visit our page What Is your farm worth? and fill out the form and we will get back to you.


Don't stress about terminating a lease it can be done in just 3 steps. Print out the form we have attached, fill it out, and sign it. Next, you send the letter to your tenant (we suggest a certified letter) so your tenant can sign it. Once your tenant has done this, they will send the lease back to you and you will need to keep it for your records.

Iowa State Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation For a more in-depth view on Iowa Law

Notice of Termination of Farm Tenancy document template.