Farming is tough, and starting a farm business during a global pandemic can be even tougher. In this episode, our staff member Taylor Coons shares key tips to help you start up your farm business with strong legal footing during this tumultuous time. We cover important conversations to have when leasing land and setting up your business structure, as well as insurance insights and what it means to have workers on your farm, legally speaking. Be sure to check out the resources we mention in the links below (hyperlinked on website only) to support you along your start-up journey.
- Farmers’ Guide to Business Structures
- Managing the Sustainable Farm’s Risks with Insurance: Nagivating Common Options
- Managing the Risks of Interns and Volunteers
- Farmers’ Legal Memo on Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave
Disclaimer: These resources are provided by Farm Commons for educational purposes only and are not legal counseling. No attorney-client relationship is created, nor is there any offer to provide legal services by the distribution of these publications. Always consult an attorney before relying on the information in these resources.
“Easy Lemon” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2012.