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 Look for the registration tabs located at the upper and lower right corners of the webpage. 

Writer: Cheri Frederick, 765-494-2406,

Source: Tamara Benjamin, 765-496-1930,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
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