Our attorneys have a decade of experience exploring the nuances of farm law, listening to farm business owners, and creating authentic solutions that build resilience for individual farmers.

Join us! If you need an attorney, please consider applying for our Legal Services program for 2024.

Our attorneys, Rachel Armstrong and Chloe Johnson, are able to help farm clients with the following matters.

Farm and Ranch Leases

including but not limited to

Short term farmland lease
Long term farmland leases
Leases with lease-to-own or options to purchase provisions
Leases for value-added operations, on-farm sales, processing and other nuances.
Cash, crop share, profit sharing, and flexible rent leases
Apply to be considered for our limited client opportunities in 2024

Farm and Ranch Business Structures

including but not limited to

Business structures for liability protection
Business structures that facilitate a farm transition plan
Business structures for value-added, processing, and other diversified business strategies
Business structures to achieve cooperative and collaborative goals among family or non-related persons.
Apply to be considered for our limited client opportunities in 2024


We are able to serve farmers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Georgia. As a nonprofit organization, we offer legal services at affordable market rates only to selected farm clients in accordance with our mission.

Interested in working with Rachel or Chloe? Here’s what to expect:

  1. Complete our application form where we invite you to outline your goals, timeline, and concerns. We review submitted forms at weekly intervals so please note that it may be several days before we can respond to your interest.
  2. For prospective clients which Farm Commons is well-positioned to serve, we will reach out to schedule a complimentary 45-minute consultation. Together, we’ll learn more about your goals, needs, and whether we have the right attorney for you. If we aren’t, we can provide educational resources or referrals as available.
  3. Farm Commons provides clients with a flat-fee quote for the specific services we can provide along with a timeline for accomplishment of our goals. Learn more about how a flat fee serves both our needs. If you agree with the fee and the timeline works for you, we’ll move to sign a client services agreement. Then, we’re on our way!

Ready to take the first step? Submit our Legal Services Application.

We look forward to hearing from you.