2022 Winter Webinar Series

Starting Your Farm or Food Business: The Role of Succession Planning 

Presenter: Kim Memmesheimer, Hoefle, Phoenix, Gormley & Roberts, PLLC 

When you’re forming your LLC or other business entity, it is important to plan for the future. This webinar will prepare you with key questions to consider about succession planning when forming your business.

Labeling Your Food Product 

Presenter: Rachel Gartner, Faegre, Drinker Biddle and Reath

Small food businesses and farms with value-added processing often sell their products locally, but understanding the Food and Drug Administration’s rules for labeling those products can be challenging. This webinar will prepare you to feel confident creating a food label and selling your product.

Elements of a Farmland Lease: What Farmers Need to Know  

Presenter: Jeff Polubinski, Gravel & Shea 

When a farmer works with a landowner to put together a farmland lease, there are many important considerations. This webinar will inform farmers and nonprofit farm organizations about the key elements that should be in a farmland lease.

Employment Law for Maine Farmers: WOOFers, Volunteers, and CSA Workers 

Presenter: Tom Trenholm, Drummond Woodsum 

Navigating employment laws on your farm can be a challenging task. This webinar will help Maine farmers understand how to handle various workers on your farm, including WOOFers, volunteers, and CSA workers. 

Your Legal Toolkit for Starting a Farm

Presenter: Amy Manzelli, BCM Environmental & Land Law 

When you’re starting a farm business, there are lots of important legal issues to consider, from what type of business entity you’ll form to how to protect yourself from liability and plan for the future. This comprehensive webinar will equip farmers with the legal know-how to tackle these key decisions and start off on a strong legal footing.