The result of a multi-year project by University of Illinois professor of agricultural law Bryan Endres and co-authors, the Comprehensive Guide to Direct Farm Business Laws in Illinois is an extensive guide designed “to help farmers understand the many issues that must be considered when establishing and operating a direct farm business. There is more to farming than just growing crops and selling to customers. The authors‘ hope is that this Guide will illustrate the legal issues that direct farm entrepreneurs must consider and then guide them towards experts and additional resources that will set their direct farm businesses on a track towards success.”
This publication is funded by The Illinois Bar Foundation, Illinois Council for Food and Agricultural Research and the USDA’s Risk Management Agency.
The guide may be downloaded here: DFB Guide Oct 15 2010
This version is a draft; we’ll have the final version up in a few weeks.