Our Indiana law governing farmland leases is antiquated. It simply does not fit well with modern agricultural practices. Add to the mix that most farmland leases are oral, with expectations that are unclear, and things can get messy fast.

In Indiana, if no other provision applies, Dec. 1 is the date many leases automatically renew – unless there is proper delivery of a notice to quit before the end of November. This date is based on a three-month advance notice requirement in the Indiana law for year-to-year leases.

Jeff Burbrink is an educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. He can be reached at 574-533-0554 or jburbrink@purdue.edu.

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