University of Maryland Extension

Farm Management

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Premise's Liability

You can take steps to limit your potential liability by understanding your legal obligation or duty to protect visitors and other third parties from foreseeable harm. You also will need to know to whom you owe the duty and what duty others may owe to you. Steps you can take to limit your liability...

Protecting the Family Farm in Divorce

Divorce can be financially devastating for a family farm. Protecting the family farm from divorce is possible if farmers plan ahead with a valid prenuptial agreement, understand the legal parameters of marital vs. non-marital property, limit bequests to family members, and are able to come to a...

How to Lease Your Land With a Conservation Easement (FS-1049)

A conservation easement is a right or power which a landowner gives to a third party. Landowners may choose to donate easements for a variety of reasons, including tax benefits and/ or an interest in land conservation for environmental or other concerns. This guide walks through some legal...

A Producer's Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland (EB-372)

This 13-page guide is intended to assist farmers, growers, and their advisors in understanding the regulations affecting the processing and marketing of meat and poultry products in Maryland. This guide also contains information on labeling, marketing, risk management, and regulatory exemptions. By...

Selecting a Horse Trailer (FS-948)

Horse trailers come in a variety of configurations and sizes. From tagalong one-horse trailers to self-propelled horse vans to semi-driven rigs, the choices can be daunting. Learn about the factors to consider when determinig which type of trailer is best for you.

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