Taking Care of Business

Elizabeth Rich - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Workshop Level: Intermediate
http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/2014-washington-taking-care-of-business.aspx
Over the years Elizabeth has kept dairy cows, pigs, ducks, turkeys, guineas, rabbits and geese in addition to a large garden and fruit production. Elizabeth’s goal is to produce as much of her own food as possible, as her 25 years of experience with the governmental agencies charged with protection of our food supply has led her to the conclusion that she is not protected.



Workshop Description

Learn about some of the legal issues faced by direct-to-consumer farm businesses. We'll cover choice of entity issues (should you operate as a sole proprietorship, LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, or other?); employment law issues affecting those hiring interns; zoning and right-to-farm issues; hosting on-farm events; and innovative business models. Bring your legal questions for the question-and-answer session.

Other Workshops

Kids' Goat Milking Demonstration
Cheesemaking for the Homesteader: Using plants instead of rennet to make cheese
How to Milk a Goat, Make Raw Milk Cheese, and Stay Out of Jail

Speaker Bio

Elizabeth Rich is a goat farmer, cheesemaker and lawyer for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Currently, she has 21 goats on her 40-acre farm near Plymouth, Wis. She has been raising dairy goats since 1996.

Visit www.mistymoraine.com for more information.