One year old Farm Commons is also an excellent legal resource farmers navigating the labyrinth of laws surrounding agriculture, land tenure and farm business. They provide the proactive legal services sustainable farmers need to become the stable, resilient foundation of a community-based food system.
Farm Commons provide business legal services to farmers, creates useful legal education resources, and educates attorneys on issues relating to community-based farmers around the country.
The organization is offering a series of eight free webinars this winter to help farmers navigate the legalities of farming. Webinars are offered through a platform that does not require any additional software or downloads. They will be simple to access. Those without an internet connection will be able to listen to the presentation over the phone.
The topics covered will be:
Overview of Farm Legal Issues, December 2, 2013, 6pm CST
Community Supported Agriculture Legal Issues, December 17, 2013, 6pm CST
Hosting On-farm Events, January 13, 2014, 6pm CST
Workers and Employees, January 28, 2014, 6pm CST
Selling Products to Larger Buyers, February 10, 2014, 6pm CST
Starting a Farm, February 25, 2014, 6pm CST
Adding Value to Farm Products, March 10, 2014, 6pm CDT
Food Safety Liability and Regulations, March 25, 6pm CDT
Visit http://farmcommons.org/ for more information on other legal services for farmers.