Agriculture News

October 4, 2017

Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop set for December

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Have you recently started your own direct-to-consumer farming operation? To learn invaluable information about legal issues related to farming, attend the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop - Central Region scheduled Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ Discovery Hall, Suite 201, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis.

Presented by Farm Commons, a nonprofit organization providing legal education to sustainable farmers to build resilient and healthy food systems, the Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop is a fun, 6-hour interactive workshop co-facilitated by an attorney and two farmers who say developing a strong, legally resilient farm business can be easier than you may think. Participants will learn the legal basics behind:

  • Hiring workers
  • Leasing or buying land
  • Implementing food safety measures
  • Negotiating sales
  • Forming an LLC
  • Getting insurance
  • Filing taxes

“This is a unique and valuable opportunity for beginning small-scale, diversified farm owners to learn about legal issues important for their business,” said Emily Toner, urban agriculture educator, Purdue Extension-Marion County.

Registration is required and available to the first 40 participants.

Cost is $50 and lunch will be provided.

To register or find more information about other regional workshops, go to www.conf.purdue.edu/BegFarmerTours. Look for the registration tabs located at the upper and lower right corners of the webpage. 

Writer: Cheri Frederick, 765-494-2406, cfrederick@purdue.edu

Source: Tamara Benjamin, 765-496-1930, tamara17@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
Shari Finnell, Manager/Media Relations and Public Information, sfinnell@purdue.edu  
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