You’ve worked so hard to grow beautiful brassicas and to-die-for daikon radishes. Now you need to get them into the hands of your customers. How do you do minimize complications and maximize success? Check out our free Farm Sales Agreements Basics, a tip sheet that addresses some of the most typical farm sales issues. If listening is more your jam, check out our free 29min. long Podcast Episode Six: Will Sign for Food!, to hear from some farm sales agreements experts on the issues that matter most in this arena.
If you’re ready to dig deep into the matter, watch our tutorial Sales Contracts for Farm Produce: Why and How (1hr. 37min.) about creating effective sales agreements, and how getting them in writing is one of your key strategies for farm sales success. If you are in conversation or negotiation around a sales agreement, you will find our resource, Farmers’ Guide to Negotiating and Drafting Agreements (31pgs.) very useful in helping you through this process.
When it comes to model contracts, we’ve got you covered. Start with our Farmers’ Availability Sheets and Invoices Toolbox, which includes a Model Basic Sales Agreement, Model Availability Sheets and Model Invoices. We also have a model for production contracts in Farm Production Services Agreements (43pgs.) and a model wholesale agreements in Farmers’ Guide to Wholesale Agreements (36pgs.)
While sales agreements are powerful tools to preserve business relationships by creating clear expectations and responsibilities, keep in mind that insurance is a highly complimentary tool that will boost your legal resilience when selling to others. If you’re interested in protecting your revenue if and when a crop and livestock loss were to occur, check out our Crop and Livestock Insurance Basics guide.