Farmer’s Guide to Choosing a Business Entity

Farmer’s Guide to Choosing a Business Entity

Farmer’s Guide to Choosing a Business Entity

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In 2013, Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons received a $158,660 NCR-SARE Research and Education grant to work on long-term solutions to address the scarcity of legal services for farmers. Her goals were to raise awareness, increase knowledge, shift attitudes, change legal risk management and behaviors, train attorneys, and make connections between farmers and attorneys.

In this comprehensive guide, learn all about the business entity options available to farmers: Sole proprietorships/Partnerships, LLC's, C Corporations, S Corporations, Nonprofits, and Co-ops. Through a mix of checklists, flowcharts, sample organizational documents and more, farmers will be able to break down their options and choose a business entity that is best suited for their unique farm operation. 

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC13-348, Protecting Diversified, Direct-Market, and Value-Added Operations with Smart Business Structures, Written Agreements, and Regulatory Compliance .

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Length: 300 Pages
Author(s): Rachel Armstrong
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

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