Have you recently started your own direct-to-consumer farming operation? To learn invaluable information about legal issues related to farming, attend the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop - Central Region scheduled Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ Discovery Hall, Suite 201, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis.
Presented by Farm Commons, a nonprofit organization providing legal education to sustainable farmers to build resilient and healthy food systems, the Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop is a fun, 6-hour interactive workshop co-facilitated by an attorney and two farmers who say developing a strong, legally resilient farm business can be easier than you may think. Participants will learn the legal basics behind:
- Hiring workers
- Leasing or buying land
- Implementing food safety measures
- Negotiating sales
- Forming an LLC
- Getting insurance
- Filing taxes
“This is a unique and valuable opportunity for beginning small-scale, diversified farm owners to learn about legal issues important for their business,” said Emily Toner, urban agriculture educator, Purdue Extension-Marion County.
Registration is required and available to the first 40 participants.
Cost is $50 and lunch will be provided.
To register or find more information about other regional workshops, go to www.conf.purdue.edu/BegFarmerTours. Look for the registration tabs located at the upper and lower right corners of the webpage.