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Urban Agriculture Articles

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Summary Urban Ag home | Table of contents Managing the human part of a farm is likely to be the most complex part of a farmer’s work, and is likely to require skills outside the prior experience of many farmers.
Transition planning Urban Ag home | Table of contents Transition planning, also called succession planning or estate planning, means having proactive conversations about whether and how your farm has a future beyond you.
Neighbor relations, because you can’t not Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Neighbors and community engagement Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Customers, protecting their safety and your liability Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Hiring and retention Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Employees and volunteers Urban Ag home | Table of contents A farmer has certain responsibilities towards anyone working on their farm, which are legally defined by local, state, and federal labor laws.
Health insurance Urban Ag home | Table of contents Finding and paying for health insurance and health care is an enormous challenge for entrepreneurs.
Mental health and stress management Urban Ag home | Table of contents "I need to fix the problem, I don't have time to de-stress." That’s how I felt about stress management until very recently.
Physical health and safety Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Additional resources and literature cited Urban Ag home | Table of contents
What if I want to change a law? Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Tips on how to work with regulators and permitters Urban Ag home | Table of contents
What’s federalism got to do with it? Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Bonus reading Urban Ag home | Table of contents Bonus reading topics:
Crop insurance Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Property casualty protection Urban Ag home | Table of contents  First party property protection for structures, machinery, equipment, inventory (fire, hurricane, etc.)
Commercial auto insurance Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Business liability protection Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Mandatory insurance Urban Ag home | Table of contents
How does insurance work? Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Insurance Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Property tax incentives for urban agriculture Urban Ag home | Table of contents
Taxes for not-for-profit organizations Urban Ag home | Table of contents There is a lot of information about tax benefits for not-for-profits available on the Internet. For general education about tax treatment for not-for-profit urban farms, see the following:
Income taxes for for-profit businesses Urban Ag home | Table of contents

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