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University of Idaho Extension Offers Farm and Ranch Insurance Workshop

February 06, 2018

 

University of Idaho Extension is hosting three workshops for small farms and ranches in Latah, Boundary and Teton counties Friday, Feb. 9. The workshop focuses on navigating liability insurance and advanced sustainable farm law.

 

The workshop will explore the risks that often materialize on farms — from crop and livestock losses to customer and employee injuries — and will review the insurance options available to protect farm and ranch businesses. The workshop also covers choosing the right business entity for your farm, including discussions on sole proprietorship, forming an LLC, cooperating with other farmers, passing your business on to your children, and finding a taxation structure that’s right for you.

Presenters include Matt Stannard, director of Farm Commons’ Legal Education; Diane Green from Greentree Natural in Sandpoint; and Chris Drummond from Muddy Springs Farm in Viola, who will share their personal experiences, lessons and perspectives on business formation and maintenance, as well as their liability insurance needs and solutions.

The workshop will be broadcast live from Moscow and will be connected via webinar with local facilitators in Bonners Ferry and Driggs. The program is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific time. 

Cost for the workshop is $25 per person and includes lunch. Rural Roots members will receive a 20 percent discount.

Workshop locations: 

  • Gritman Federal Building, 220 E. 5th St., Moscow, second floor conference room

  • U of I Extension, Boundary County office, 6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry

  • U of I Extension, Teton County office, 235 S. Fifth St., Driggs

 

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 6 atwww.cultivatingsuccess.org/farmlawworkshops.

Media Contact:
Colette DePhelps
U of I Extension Community Food Systems Area Educator
208-885-4003
cdephelps@uidaho.edu


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