This electronic Legal Guide for Wisconsin Farmers is designed as a resource for Wisconsin Farmers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the legal system as it pertains to farming. In an increasingly complex world, farmers need access to resources that provide basic information about the legal considerations they face and the consequences of their actions in a variety of situations. The Legal Guide for Wisconsin Farmers is written to fulfill that need.
This guide was previously available in printed form. Now each chapter is an individual PDF file for you to read online or print as needed.
The Legal Guide should not be relied upon as a source for legal advice and it is not a substitute for advice from a competent attorney. In preparation of this publication, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may have occurred as well as changes in laws, regulations and procedures following publication. The information and data included in this publication have been compiled by Wisconsin State Government staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice to the user of this publication. The State of Wisconsin and its agencies, officers, employees, authorized agents and contractors make no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, sequence, accuracy, or timeliness of the information contained in this publication. The reader is advised to consult an attorney regarding any decision or action that may have legal ramifications.
This Guide is made possible through the hard work, collaboration, dedication and donations of many different people – some are government employees, some are private sector employees and others are volunteers – but all are dedicated to the well-being of Wisconsin’s farmers. We hope you find the product of our efforts helpful as you go about your business of farming in Wisconsin. Each section will note the date of last revision as well as the contributing authors.