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Legal Risk

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Urban Ag home | Table of contents Operating an urban farm requires compliance with a number of state or local zoning, permitting, licensing, and other regulatory requirements. These requirements could have a significant impact on your production and operating plans, and the costs to run your farm...

Chapter 4: Managing legal risks to grow your urban farm

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Nicole Cook, B.S., J.D., LL.M. Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) University of Maryland Eastern Shore Disclaimer: This chapter highlights common legal concerns that may arise in operating an urban...

Community Supported Agriculture Contract and Labor Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Frederick County UME Office
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. This workshop will be held on Feb. 26, from 9:30...

Community Supported Agriculture Contract and Labor Workshop

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2015 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. One workshops will be held March 3, from 9:30 a...

Farm Management Classes for Women

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:00am
Howard County Extenstion Office - Ellicott City
Farm Management Classes for Women The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct Annie’s Project during the winter of 2015 at various sites in Maryland, including Howard County. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower...

Managing Risk

Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online Webinar
MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture will offer a free webinar open to all on September 24th at 12 noon! "Managing Legal Risks" This webinar will focus on how to manage legal risks on your farm. Tools such as utilizing a business organization, liability waivers and purchasing liability insurance will...
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