Keep the landlord in the loop

This crop year is the first time many farmers have signed flex lease arrangements with their landlords. Most landlords are familiar with cash rent leases, but probably aren't as well versed when it comes to flex leases. It takes good communication to keep your landlord in the loop during the crop year, and this is especially important if it's the first year for a new type of lease, when their uncertainty is likely high.

Step into your landlord's shoes for a minute and consider what is important to him and how to customize your communication so that you're giving him what he needs to combat that uncertainty throughout the season. Darren Frye shares some vital tips to help you keep your landlord educated and informed this crop year, in this week's Finance First post on Farm Futures.