What Should Be Included in A Community Supported Agriculture Agreement?

In a typical community supported agriculture (CSA), members pledge to help cover the anticipated costs of the farm’s production for part or all of the growing season. In return, the members receive a portion of the farm’s crops over the period of time specified in the CSA membership agreement, usually summer through early fall. The CSA model allows farmers to get needed capital at the start of the growing season while providing members with fresh locally produced fruits, herbs, meats,

Agritourism Insurance Issues

Because of the inherent risks involved in running a recreational tourism operation, the landowner must acquire adequate liability insurance. For the most part, policies that cover general agricultural operations do not cover agritourism activities on the land. The landowner should obtain either a rider on the existing policy or a new policy specifically covering the recreational activity.

The premium for such a policy will be based in large part on the degree of risk associated with a particular recreational activity. …

Agritourism Landowner Liability

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In most states, a landowner’s liability is dependent on the status or classification of the individual on the landowner’s premises. The three classifications are:

  • Trespasser
  • Licensee
  • Invitee

The information provided below is general in nature, and can differ from one jurisdiction to another. 


A trespasser is generally defined as a person who enters the land of another without the landowner’s permission or consent. Under some circumstances, an individual who enters another’s land with …

Equine Boarding Stable Contracts


This article is for educational purposes only. If you are considering creating a boarding contract, you should seek independent legal advice. Likewise, if you are a horse owner seeking an explanation or clarification of any of the clauses in your own boarding contract, you may need to obtain independent legal counsel to help you interpret it.

Why Are Boarding Contracts Important?

A good boarding contract is crucial for both the boarding stable and the horse owner because it sets out …