Legal Direct Marketing Guides


The purpose of this project is to create legal guides for producers that wish to engage in the direct marketing of their agricultural products.  The guides cover federal requirements as well-being tailored directly to states that are part of the MarketMaker® project.  The guides address topics such as liability, business organizations, taxation, and legal issues surrounding the production and sale of specific agricultural products that are important in the state. Using the map below, click on a state to view its guide as of November 2016.

These materials were compiled in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and with support from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  For questions about the materials presented, please contact Rusty Rumley by phone at (479) 575-2636 or by email at


To view the guides that have been completed, click on the highlighted states below: