(11/18/13) UW-Cooperative Extension and the WI Department of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection have partnered to bring WI Local Food Business Seminars to four locations around the state. The program will be held in Black River Falls, on Wednesday December 4th from 9:00 – 12:00 at the Jackson County UW Extension.
Rachel Armstrong of Farm Commons and Courtney Berner from the UW Center for Cooperatives will cover the legal issues involved with starting and running your own food or farm business in an interactive setting. Topics will range from the pros and cons of different business types to insurance needs and employment law. Through the course of the workshop, attendees can plan to:
Learn basic legal principles of business entities and employment.Recognize potential legal issues in forming a business and hiring employees.Discuss insights and opinions on forming a business and hiring.Create draft legal provisions for an operating agreement agenda.
Participants can register on-line with the WI Department of Agriculture or at the Jackson County UW Extension office (715) 284-4257. There is a $10.00 charge to cover program materials and refreshments.