University of Maryland Extension

Urban Farmer Field School: Insurance and business structures

Monday, Sep. 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Civic Works' Clifton Mansion, Baltimore, MD
Civic Works' Clifton Mansion
2701 St. Lo Drive
Baltimore, MD 21213
United States
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Nicole Cook (UMD Extension), Charlotte Haase (Real Food Farm), Hannah Callihan (North Central Insurance Agency), Joy Hatchette (MD Insurance Administration)

Urban Farmer Field School series

This summer, join University of Maryland Extension on urban farms in Prince George's County and Baltimore City. Each Urban Farmer Field School in the series will cover a different topic, but every Field School will provide you the opportunity to learn in a hands-on setting and set goals for improving the financial viability of your own urban farm. 


Monday, September 24: 
Understanding farm insurance and business structures

Date and time: Monday, September 24, from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Location: Civic Works' Clifton Mansion, 2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213

Topic: Understanding farm insurance and business structures

Bewildered by the many types of farm insurance? Confused about the difference between a sole proprietorship, an LLC, a corporation, and a cooperative? Come to this workshop to sort through your options.

Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist from University of Maryland Eastern Shore will provide an introduction to the legal vocabulary you need to know.

Then we will zoom in on farm liability insurance with a panel including an urban farmer, a farm insurance agent, and a representative from the Maryland Insurance Administration. They will share their experiences and you will have a chance to ask your questions about farm liability insurance. Panel speakers: Charlotte Haase (Real Food Farm), Hannah Callihan (North Central Insurance Agency), Joy Hatchette (MD Insurance Administration).

Light refreshments will be provided at this evening workshop. 

Registration: $10, online here:

For questions about this event or the Urban Farmer Field School series, please contact Neith Little and

The University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.

Los programas del Colegio de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de Maryland están abiertos a todos y no discriminará contra nadie debido a raza, edad, sexo, color, orientación sexual, discapacidad física o mental, religión, descendencia, origen nacional, estatus matrimonial, información genética, afiliación política, o identificación y expresión de género.

This workshop is supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225.


Neith Little
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