Financial and Legal

If you’re here, you’re at least somewhat competent at navigating a complicated and sophisticated financial structure. And this poorly designed web site.

Financial and Legal

Farms and other rural properties have their own set of rules, laws, and guidelines. Federal, state, and local taxes, crop insurance, conservation easements, rights-of-way, wildlife management, hobby farm regulations, FSA, NRCS. We have all the letters! If you can think of it, we can probably point you to some legislation covering it!

My Generic Farming Venn Diagram

Certain graphics seem to show up in more than their fair share of PowerPoint presentations. The three-legged stool is one that shows up in a lot of briefings, but I have good news for you. It's not going to show up here. It's not very good at reflecting how farming...

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2019 Virginia Women in Agriculture Gathering – Wrap-up

I've been to quite a few Women in Ag type functions over the years, and to me, it seems like the attendees at this group were different. I'm not sure if was the location, the organizers, the time of year, or if the whole "you can farm" thing has run it's course. Or...

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What’s the Difference Between a Farmer and a Homesteader?

Ninety percent of farming isn't really what we may think of as farming. In conversations with people, it's clear to me that what most people think of as "farming", I think of as "production". Production For most of us who farm, the production piece is what draws us to...

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Dear IRS – The 60s Called. They Want Their Tax Forms Back

  To get a clue as to how much farming has changed over the decades, you need look no further than the Schedule F form - the IRS form that deals with farming. For the most part, it looks like it came straight out of the 1960s, (Though I'm not certain how old the...

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Who Is This Page For?

    Is Owning Farmland Right for You? Deciding if owning a farm is right for you is one of the most impactful decisions you’re likely to ever make. Agricultural land has the potential of being a long-term investment, a tax haven, a family retreat, a second...

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