Farmland leasing involves both legal decision making and economic decision making, which often are addressed through separate educational programs. In response to high demand for farmland leasing information in a period of leasing uncertainty, we integrated law and economics into a single farmland leasing curriculum. "Crossing the lines" and combining our areas of expertise yielded a comprehensive program that followed the actual farmland leasing decision-making process. Attendees of 11 Ohio Farmland Leasing Workshops reported positive knowledge change and high program value. Extension educators can apply our integrated approach to other issues that possess both legal and economic dimensions.
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Hall, P. K., & Ward, B. (2018). Crossing Lines: Integrating Law and Economics in Farmland Leasing Workshops. The Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 17. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.04.17