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Extension Ag. Business Management Releases Online Farm Legal Series

Media Contact: Robert Holcomb, Extension Educator, Agricultural Business Management, Regional Educator, Marshall Regional Extension Office,, 507-337-2807
Extension Ag. Business Management Releases Online Farm Legal Series
St. Paul, MN(05/6/2020)—The University of Minnesota Extension Agricultural Business Management team has released a set of 23 fact sheets that address a variety of agricultural legal issues. The Farm Legal Series educates farmers on a variety of legal issues, including leases, business and farm entities, farm financing options, contracts, bankruptcy, water laws, security interests, liability and risk, tax considerations and more.

In the era of COVID-19, uncertainty in the farm business is the new normal. Legal risk is one of the five areas of risk management. These fact sheets were created to help producers mitigate risks associated with legal risk. While this series of fact sheets is not intended to remove the need for legal counsel, the content will inform farmers and farm managers of the current law in Minnesota with respect to issues dealt with on a regular basis. 
The Farm Legal Series was authored by attorneys at Lathrop GPM, headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

More information from Extension on the Farm Legal Series is available here or by going to

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