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BF 103 Taking Care of Business

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course helps early stage farmers assess and manage a variety of risks that they will face. Throughout the six weeks of the course, we will discuss topics essential for operating a viable farm business, including insurance coverage, business structures and tax information.

At the completion of this course, you will know how to:

  • Describe five risks that farmers need to regularly address
  • Comprehend the legal liabilities of operating a farm and selling agricultural products
  • Find the resources necessary to better understand income and sales tax regulations for operating a farm.
  • Evaluate various forms of business ownership and determine which will be best for you at this time
  • Identify rules and regulations (for marketing, food safety, facilities, etc) that are pertinent to the type of agricultural enterprise you plan to operate
  • Use insurance as a risk management tool


The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our virtual classroom. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the online interface of the course to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.

Webinar Schedule Wed Feb 24, 2021 from 7-8:30pm Eastern, and each Wed after that until the final webinar on Wed Mar 31. All webinars will be recorded and shared for later viewing.

Pre-registration is required, to enroll click here.

Coure Instructors: Stephen Hadcock and Lynn Bliven


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18


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Last updated February 11, 2021