Business Structures Resources
From choosing a business entity, to creating an operating agreement, to succession planning and more, find guides, tip sheets, flowcharts, models and multimedia material that will lay the groundwork for a resilient farm or ranch business here.
Start with these materials if you want to learn the essentials, quickly. These resources will help folks new to business structures gain their footing. The flowchart is especially helpful for farmers looking for a lead on the right business structure for them. If you’ve heard the LLC is a good choice, check the LLC tipsheet to make sure. Or, browse them all!
Choose from resources that explore business structure options in detail, thoroughly explain operating agreements and bylaws, and discuss more complex scenarios. Farmers who like to study the details before making a decision will appreciate these, as well as farmers who have detailed questions about their current business structure.
Find answers to specific questions or learn more about particular scenarios in these resources. Some of these resources are excerpts of larger documents, helping you get to the point, faster while others are designed to stand alone. Even if you don’t have a specific question, browse these to discover issues you didn’t know existed.