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Definition; limitation of civil liability for certain farmers; exception.
F.S. 768.137
768.137 Definition; limitation of civil liability for certain farmers; exception.
(1) For the purposes of this section, the term “farmer” means a person who is engaging in the growing or producing of farm produce, either part time or full time, for personal consumption or for sale and who is the owner or lessee of the land or a person designated in writing by the owner or lessee to act as her or his agent.
(2) A farmer who gratuitously allows a person to enter upon the farmer’s land for the purpose of removing farm produce or crops is exempt from civil liability arising out of any injury to, or the death of, such person due to the nature or condition of the land or the nature, age, or condition of the farm produce or crops that are removed.
(3) The exemption from civil liability provided in this section does not apply if injury or death directly results from the gross negligence or intentional act of the farmer, or from the farmer’s failure to warn of a dangerous condition of which the farmer has actual knowledge unless that condition would be obvious to a person entering upon the farmer’s land.
History.s. 1, ch. 92-85; s. 3, ch. 92-151; ss. 1165, 1166, ch. 97-102; s. 1, ch. 2015-38.