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Guiding Massachusetts Farmers to Legal Resilience

*** Please bear with us as we work to reschedule this event for September-October of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will reach out to all registrants soon with information including refund opportunities.**


Designed for trusted advisors like you

Our farming community needs advisors and educators who can spot legal risk and direct farmers to proactive solutions. Become that person! Get the training, resources, and contacts you need through Guiding Massachusetts Farmers to Legal Resilience.

After our day-long workshop, agriculture educators, advisors, and professionals will know:

  • The 10 most significant farm legal risks across business structures, liability/insurance, land matters, employment law, and diversification.
  • The 10 things you can do to assist farmers in reducing those risks, safely and quickly. 

We make farm law fun, useful, and relevant

Guiding Massachusetts Farmers to Legal Resilience is a day-long workshop that is full of interaction and networking. No legal lingo here; we use real-life stories and simple, concise explanations of what matters and why. This program is designed exclusively for Extension agents, farm educators, nonprofit leaders, government employees, and farm financing professionals.

Get the knowledge and resources to address questions like:

  • Should I form an LLC or an S corporation for my farm?
  • Will I be liable if someone is injured on my farm?
  • Should I issue 1099s to “casual” or short-term farm employees?

Delivered by expert educators

This program is created and taught by Farm Commons, a nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to farm law education for farmers and agriculture professionals nationwide. Each workshop is carefully researched and written for the state in which we are presenting.

But, don’t take our word for it

“This was one of the best workshops I've ever attended. Riveting and useful.”  - Wisconsin university employee

“This was a great workshop--much more engaging than I was expecting & learned a ton, including all that I didn't even know I didn't know. Thanks!”  -  Wisconsin farm business and finance consultant

“[You should] go to every land grant university and present this to their Extension agents” Indiana Extension agent


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Lunch is included. Cost is $35.

Want to register multiple people at once? Want to be invoiced for your registration?
Call our Executive Director Rachel, at 608 616 5319

Contact our Farm and Partner Development Manager Eva at


See you soon!

Your thoughts and experiences are important. We will be emailing registrants an assignment encouraging you to do a little research and reflection ahead of our gathering. Look for it in your inbox!

Looking for a workshop for a different state? See a list of each of our current workshops here.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number ENE19-154.

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