An agricultural law professor says farmers need to be cautious when approached by solar and wind energy developers.
William Oemichen teaches contract law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He tells Brownfield farmers should not simply accept the first proposal they receive because there are many issues that need to be negotiated to protect the farmer and the land. “Realize that initial agreement was written by the developer’s attorney. It’s not written to be in your interest, it’s written to be in that developer’s interest.”
Oemichen says farmers should work with an attorney who has contract experience.