Courtney Berner from the UW Center for Cooperatives and Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons presented on legal issues involved with starting and running your own food or farm business as part of the Local Food Business Seminar series. Click here to access the webinar.
Attendees from Ashland, Black River Falls, Green Bay and Madison compared different business structures and draft provisions for an operating agreement. The seminar also covered insurance needs and employment law for farm business. Understanding the legalities of your business is the second topic in a series of six Local Food Business Seminars presented by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension.