Monday, January 6, 2014

Legal Nuts and Bolts for Beginning Farmers on January 18th!

Has the complicated web of permits, taxes and zoning laws kept from pursuing your passion for organic farming? Not to Worry, CT NOFA is here to help! Marjorie Glover, organic farmer, attorney and CT NOFA board member, will be teaching the "Legal Nuts and Bolts for Beginning Farmers"  session at this years 2014 Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference held on January 18th at Goodwin College. 

The course will offer the legal nuts and bolts for beginning farmers, including the nuts and bolts of setting up a farm business entity, paying federal, state and local farm taxes and filing related forms, complying with local regulations such as zoning and health and safety, employing employees and interns and qualifying for farm tax status.  This course will also briefly cover the many laws related to processing, handling, cooking and packaging farm products, such as crops, livestock and poultry as well as provide an overview on how to obtain organic certification status.

Marjorie Glover and her husband, Charlie, and four children own and operate Happy Family Farm in Fairfield, CT.  Happy Family Farm is a new small certified organic farm that grows fresh heirloom vegetables and herbs and offers eggs from pasture-raised heritage hens.  Happy Family Farm also offers educational programs and opportunities for children with autism and other special needs and supports local efforts to alleviate hunger through Operation Hope and Connecticut Food Bank.   Marjorie is a member and director of CT NOFA.  In her off-farm job, Marjorie is an attorney who specializes in the area of employment law, and related laws such as employee benefits, employment tax and health care laws.  

Click HERE to register for the conference today! 
CT NOFA members - $40
     Student pricing - $40 (will be asked to present student ID upon check in)     Future Members - $50

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