Law and the Farmer is a non-technical presentation of real estate, agricultural and business law as it applies to the farmer. The chief purpose of the book is to furnish legal guidance to the farmer, both in his daily operations and in long-range planning for the acquisition, development, and even the ultimate disposal of the farm. The introduction, briefly but clearly, explains the nature and scope of business law against the background of the origin and application of the entire field of law.

Several chapters are devoted to the subject of acquiring a farm, discussing the problems of leasing, purchasing on contract, borrowing money, execution of real estate mortgages and the use of abstracts of title. Included in the discussion of land title records is an explanation of property description — a subject frequently ignored by both legal and agricultural authors.