The University of Wisconsin has a new tool that can help you arrive at fair rental cost structures for agricultural buildings. The spreadsheet features formulas and suggestions to help you determine rental values.

However, keep in mind that the calculated prices are only intended to be benchmarks — a starting point for negotiations. You also will need to consider the local supply and demand of facilities within your area, as well as the structure’s technology level and much more.

To access the spreadsheet, go to: http://cdp.wisc.edu/wk1/BuildingRentalValueV2.xls