Leases play an important role in farming operations. A lease is an agreement that gives someone the ability to use or possess property for a period of time in return of some form of payment. Agricultural leases are usually a cash, crop-share (share expenses of the crop as well as the profit of crop sales), or a combination of the two. This article will go through the different options in Lease Manager and the different options that are available.
First, the Grower MUST have associates to enable Lease Manager. To create/verify there are associates, right-click on the Grower in the domain tree and select Edit Grower.
On the mid-right of the Grower Properties, you will see the list of associates. If there are names you may proceed to Lease Manager. If it is blank, click Add, and a list of possible associates can be added. If the associate you want is not listed Click Add. It should bring up another list of names available, if the name is there, highlight it and click Okay; if not, click New Entity. Fill in the appropriate information on the left and then on the right click to Add Role and select the Role of this associate (sampling crew, associate, operator, etc.). Click OK to add her to the list, then Okay to add her to the list of grower associates, then OK to add. Repeat process for all associates for this grower, then proceed to Lease Manager.
To Access Lease Manager go to Business > Lease Manager to bring up the Lease Manager editor.
Edit the selected Lease
Copy the selected Lease (a new lease has similar options)
Delete Selected Lease
Select Field Boundary (to be assigned to a single or multiple leases)
Explode a boundary (multi-polygon fields will be separated for separate leases)
Split a Boundary (Draw a line where a different lease on a field to be used).
Join Polygons (join separated polygons to be assigned to a lease).
Assign Selected Polygons/Boundaries to a Lease.
**Note: Once Leases are created and Fields/Boundaries assigned, Different icons will appear in the Grower List, if the Associate or Landlord is selected, only those boundaries affected by leases they are involved with will appear.