UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law at Penn State Law has announced that throughout 2022, the Center will be offering a free six-topic Zoom webinar series for specialty crop producers titled “Legal Planning for Specialty Crop Producers: Understanding Liability Protections, Regulatory Processes, and Other Legal Risks.” The purpose of the program is to assist producers in supplementing income through direct sales, pick-your-own, value-added processing, or agritourism and agritainment, by providing a thorough education on potential legal liabilities and how to best avoid them. The series will address potential liabilities, whether based upon contract, tort, or laws and regulations, as well as the benefits provided by sound legal planning and insurance.
The first session will be on March 9 and will examine the ways in which legal liability can arise from the care, custody, and control of real estate upon which visitors are invited for the purpose of doing business with a specialty crop producer. This session is entitled, “Legal Liability Risks from Business Invitees on the Farm.” Future topics will include legal liability issues and prevention in direct sale of raw and processed products, business entity structures and formation, compliance with municipal law and zoning, and various statutory protections that can facilitate success.
Interested participants can learn more and register online at https://aglaw.psu.edu/legal-planning-for-specialty-crop-producers-webinar-series/. To register, interested individuals need only visit the single registration page for all webinar sessions in this series. Upon registration, registrants will receive a personalized Zoom link and will automatically receive reminders for all remaining series webinars. Sessions will be recorded and can be viewed on-demand by registrants. Registrants will also receive an electronic compilation of all the curriculum materials at the conclusion of the series.
This webinar series was created as part of USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
If you have questions related to this event, please contact Jackie Schweichler (email@example.com).
–Penn State Law
Center for Agricultural and Shale Law