e8d766 NewsFebruary 26, 2019

We are very excited to announce the official launch of our comprehensive online food safety liability course: Cultivate Legal Resilience through Food Safety Law, available FREE online!

With our course, farmers will learn actionable methods for reducing their risk of food safety liability and best practices for planning for recovery support if and when a food safety incident occurs... Read More »

e8d766 NewsFebruary 15, 2019

We are searching for law student volunteers for legal research this summer!

Farm Commons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports farmers across the country by developing educational programs and resources about legal issues that affect farm businesses. Selected volunteers will assist in creating effective educational resources on farm business law for attorneys and other... Read More »

e8d766 NewsJanuary 25, 2019

As John Dewey, the great pragmatist and 20th century philosopher, writes: “education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” His sentiment of learning through living – learning through action, is core to our work here at Farm Commons.

Though Farm Commons was founded almost 7 years ago by... Read More »

e8d766 NewsOctober 25, 2018

We recently had the chance to share with readers the significance of what we are building here at Farm Commons- a business law commons. That concept is the source of the name of the organization, and has been our driving force from the every beginning. Learn more about it in... Read More »

e8d766 NewsMay 09, 2017

Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve... Read More »

e8d766 NewsFebruary 25, 2016

Are you a law student who wants to help shape the local and sustainable food system? Well, you are in luck! Farm Commons is currently accepting applications for a summer 2016 intern. Please see below for more information and how to apply, and feel free to pass on to anyone who might be interested! 



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e8d766 NewsNovember 06, 2015

Here at Farm Commons, we have a passion for the law. Well, okay, we admit our education and outreach manager, Laura, is still working on developing that passion. Laura's non-lawyer perspective helps us realize how the law can be a bit dry for some folks. We respond by making our guides and tutorials engaging with stories, graphics, real-life examples, and plain language.  

Nothing is... Read More »

e8d766 NewsSeptember 25, 2015

Hi everyone! It’s Laura here. I’m writing to you from New York, where the leaves are just beginning to change colors and the briskness of fall is detectable in the early mornings. Fall has always been a favorite season of mine, and it still evokes that feeling of a “fresh start” leftover from my school days. I find the season to be a bit electric.

This fall is an exciting period of new... Read More »

e8d766 NewsJuly 10, 2015

The busy season is upon us! Farmers are out in the fields, running CSA programs, going to market, and managing their businesses. Farm Commons has also been keeping busy behind the scenes. We've been working on a number of initiatives to increase the amount of support and legal education we can provide. Here is some of what we have going on:

Farm Commons Website Tune-Up... Read More »

e8d766 NewsJuly 06, 2015

As you may have noticed, the Farm Commons website got a snazzy update! We’re really excited about the new capabilities of the site. Keep reading to learn about some of the new features and a few guidelines for use.

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The first step to unlocking the full potential of the Farm Commons website is to create an account at... Read More »


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