The Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting several free workshops across Virginia covering legal liability in agritourism. A Managing Legal Liability in Agritourism and Direct Marketing workshop is set for March 21 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Bobby Williams Orchard in Wytheville. For more information, contact Linda Jones or Dr. Martha A. Walker, Virginia Cooperative Extension, by phone at (434) 766-6761 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a press release from Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Exposure to legal liability increases when farmers add agritourism activities and direct marketing to their business plans. In addition, the growth in farmers’ markets has created complex questions on products liability and appropriate insurance coverage.
Virginia Cooperative Extension invites farmers, ranchers, farmers’ market vendors, direct marketing entrepreneurs, and other agriculture stakeholders to attend the “Managing Legal Liability in Agritourism and Direct Marketing” workshops scheduled in four areas of the state. Participants will discuss the issue of legal risks, the need for liability insurance and appropriate business structure, and analyze insurance options. Working directly with Virginia Tech professor and attorney Jesse Richardson, producers will evaluate different insurance coverage, business organization alternatives, and liability protection strategies. Read more »