Farmers can learn more about their farm contracts and what they can do to reduce risks through an Ohio State University Extension farm contract law workshops.

"Keeping Up with Contracts" will be held Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University Newark Campus, Hopewell Hall South, Room 68, 1189 University Drive, Newark. The workshop is offered by OSU Extension's Agricultural and Resource Law Program.

The workshop is free, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture North Central Risk Management Education Center. However, attendance is limited so participants are encouraged to register by Dec. 6.

Participants will work with agricultural attorneys to learn how to create a legal contract, understand contract terms, assess contracts for the farm, build a contracts library and enforce legal rights. Contracts that will be reviewed include fruit and vegetable production, farmer's market, grain production, restaurant or store vendor, meat production, animal breeding, farm leases, easements, alternative energy, mineral/oil and gas, and financing arrangements.

Workshop speakers include Peggy Hall, OSU Extension Agricultural and Resource Law Program; Robert Moore, Wright Law Company; and Chad Endsley, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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source: AgAnswers, a partnership between the Ohio State University Extension & the Purdue Extension