Our Publications

Agricultural Nutrients and Water Quality

State Legal Approaches to Reducing Water Quality Impacts from the Use of Agricultural Nutrients on Farmland

The Lake Erie Bill of Rights Ballot Initiative

Laws that Provide Defenses for Agricultural Production Activities


Ohio's Agritourism Law

Farm Animals and People: Liability Issues for Agritourism

Food Sales at Agritourism Operations: Legal Issues

Agritourism Immunity Laws in the United States

Agritousim Activities and Zoning

Agritourism and Insurance


Farmland Owner's Guide to Solar Leasing

The Farmland Owner's Solar Leasing Checklist

Facing the Possibility of Leasing for Shale Gas Development

Income Tax Management of Oil and Gas Lease Payments

Oil and Gas Pipeline Easement Checklist

Testing Private Water Sources Near Oil and Gas Development

Farm Finance Law

Financing the Farm Law Bulletin Series

About the Financing the Farm Law Bulletin Series


Promissory Notes

Installment Contracts

Leasing Arrangements

Secured Transactions

Farm Leases

Creating an Enforceable Farmland Lease

What's in Your Farmland Lease? A Checklist of Farm Lease Provisions

Legal Aspects of Ohio Farmland Leases

Protecting Your Interests in a Verbal Farm Lease

Leasing Your Land for Hunting:  Legal Considerations


Ohio's New Line Fence Law

Ohio's Line Fence Law: Frequently Asked Questions

Ohio's Partition Fence Law:  A Procedural Guide for Townships


Vendor's Licenses and Sales Taxes at Ohio Farmers Markets

Ohio's Cottage Food Law

Selling Foods at the Farm: When Do You Need a License?

Selling Eggs in Ohio:  Marketing and Regulations

Legally Selling Your Baked Goods at a Farmers Market

Ohio's Home Bakery License: What's Required?

Sampling Home Based Food Products: Keeping Producers Responsible


Legal or Not?  Growing Industrial Hemp in Ohio


Youth Labor on the Farm:  Laws Farmers Need to Know

Nuisance/Lawsuit Defenses for Agriculture

Laws that Provide Defenses for Agricultural Production Activities


Ohio's Noxious Weed Laws

Do's and Don'ts of Dealing with Trespassers on the Farm

Ohio's Recreational User Statute:  Limiting Liability for Hunters, Snowmobilers, and More

Ponds and Legal Liability: Keeping Your Head Above Water

Surface Water Drainage Rights

Timber Theft in Ohio


Rules of the Road for Farm Machinery


The New FAA Rule for Using Drones on the Farm