What could your agricultural community achieve if you had practical, powerful legal information to the questions that matter most to you? Together, we can build that future.
We bring extensive legal knowledge and a decade of experience creating deeply effective materials that empower change and translate the law into practical legal action steps. You know your community best and have the connections that are essential to making change. Together, we reach farmers with practical, farm-centered legal risk management solutions that speak to local concerns through the leadership that already exists.
Here are some examples of the legal resources we have developed for our agricultural partners around the nation:
- American Farmland Trust: “Solar Leasing: A Guide for Agricultural Landowners in the Pacific Northwest.”
- Vermont Law & Graduate School Center for Agriculture & Food Systems: “Farmers Market Legal Toolkit.”
- University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension: “Legal Guide for New Hampshire Agricultural Producers.”
- Savanna Institute: “Generating Value Through a Long-Term Agroforestry Lease: Tips for Landowners.”
How can we help you create resiliency for your community?
I want your help developing a guide, workbook, or resource that we need in my community.
What could the farmers and ranchers you work with achieve with a customized guide or workbook that had state-specific solutions and practical legal examples? Perhaps something that featured farmers from right within your community as case studies? We have many years of experience researching complex farm law issues and developing highly customized, state-specific resources. Whether it’s a guide to solar leases, a tip sheet on grain sales regulations, or an index of the laws affecting botanical products, we’ve created resources that fit right into your programming and your community. We also have extensive experience with state and federal grant programs available to fund this work. We can suggest evaluation and outreach mechanisms and other tips that will help your program be successful overall.
Because these needs are highly individual, we generate custom budgets and proposals for each opportunity. In general, we price out our educational development at $175 an hour. Where you need confidence in your budget and have clearly identified deliverables, we also offer flat-rate quotes, which we are eager to generate for you. Fill out the form below to get started.
I would like a webinar(s) on farm law for the farmers I work with.
We offer basic legal webinars that are perfect for helping producers understand the most important legal issues and vital action steps to reduce legal risk quickly. From understanding whether they should form LLC or an S Corp to determining what questions they should ask their insurance agent or how to set up for employees, our webinars were designed as the first stop for farmers exploring legal resilience \no matter their production type or location.
This opportunity is so popular we’ve created an Institutional Organization member benefit so everyone can take advantage. Institutional members receive up to four free webinars annually, along with other benefits of membership! Reach out to join and get your webinars scheduled by completing this form. Need something else? Reach out to discuss customized options for your audience. We do flat-rate development and delivery, and an hour-long webinar with lots of Q&A time starts at $2,100. If resources are a barrier, we can suggest funding opportunities! Fill out the form below to get started.
I need a farmer (or advocate) training on a particular legal subject or question.
Perhaps you are interested in a custom webinar or an in-person training on a specific or more detailed subject matter. Do you need a state-specific full-day program for a farming cohort? Or perhaps you enjoyed Guiding Resilience so much that you want to customize it for your cohort of producers. Whether you need help developing programs for beginner or experienced farmers or simply want a program that can strengthen the legal knowledge of the folks in your extension program, our team of experienced agricultural professionals is here to help. We design and deliver programs that help folks walk away with practical risk management solutions they can use immediately.
Because these needs are highly individual, we generate custom budgets and proposals for each opportunity. In general, we price out our educational development at $175 an hour. Where you need confidence in your budget and have clearly identified deliverables, we also offer flat-rate quotes which we are eager to generate for you. Fill out the form below to get started.
I want to deliver farm law educational programming myself in my community.
Are the farmers you work with asking tricky legal questions? Have you completed Guiding Resilience: A Legal Workshop for Farm Service Providers and wish to learn how to deliver legal presentations? Apply for our Legal Ecosystem Fellowship, where we teach you exactly what you need to know to deliver our custom legal basic webinars. Applications are open year-round, but the next cohort won’t begin until Fall 2024.
I want to provide my community of producers with a Farm Commons membership.
We would love to help you share Farm Commons membership with your community. If you are already an Institutional Member, you (and your farmers) get a discount on our Producer Memberships. There are two ways to take advantage of this: 1) We generate a coupon code that you distribute to your producers and/or 2) You let us know how many Producer memberships you want to buy, then we invoice you for them, and you hand out a coupon code that allows producers to register for free. We can create other solutions to your specific situation as well. Farm Commons also has strategic priorities for donating memberships for specific demographics or geographies from time to time. Reach out and start the conversation.