Understanding the Legalities of Your Food or Farm Business

December, 2013: Understanding the Legalities of Your Business

Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons and Courtney Berner from the UW Center for Cooperatives covered the legal issues involved with starting and running your own food or farm business in an interactive setting. Topics ranged from the pros and cons of different business types to insurance needs and employment law. Through the course of the workshop, attendees:

  1. Learned basic legal principles of business entities and employment.
  2. Recognized potential legal issues in forming a business and hiring employees.
  3. Discussed insights and opinions on forming a business and hiring.
  4. Created draft legal provisions for an operating agreement agenda.


Created by Erin Peot