This Guide will help farm owners choose a smart business entity for their unique operation. A wise and thoughtful decision at the outset will help farmers build a strong and resilient farm business that can withstand the test of time.

Selecting the right entity is like building the foundation of a house. Without the right foundation, the house will eventually falter. Fortunately, a strong foundation isn’t difficult to build. Thought and attention are all that is required, and sustainable farmers have these qualities in spades. As when farmers turn thoughtful attention to their land and resources, thoughtful attention to legal issues will inspire the best solution for each unique sustainable farm.