As to Money...
I propose that for the first two years or so (and we will hold a conference on the matter at the end of the two years or whenever someone feels it is necessary to do so to determine if things are able to be changed yet) all of the earned funds from outside jobs gleaned from members must be contributed to a central pot. This central pot will be spent on only what the community deams to be essential items, and a conference will be held to determine how much money will be spent where. Someone should be in charge of keeping track of books and things to be presented in front of the community conference. I further propose that this money be placed in a multiple lock box, where everyone has a key and the box cannot be opened unless everyone unlocks their paticular lock with their paticular key.
After that, a percentage of funds will be determined that is needed for a nest egg, seeds, further construction when needed, and emergency food supplies both of the human and animal variety; the rest of their funds can go towards whatever they choose for them to go towards, and/or they may choose to quit their jobs and devote all of their time to the farm
As to the issue of needing to leave the community for whatever reason, I feel that the person needs to have stayed there for at least a year and have given at least a month's warning to be entitled to any kind of monetary reimbursement. I propose 3,000 dollars to help get them started on their new life, but this would be fully dependent upon available funds (ie the community cannot be caused to fail because one person wants their 3,000 bucks) and a meeting will be held upon their notice discussing what the community can afford to give, and what the person needs depending on circumstances.
Rachel and I discussed the possibility of, after we are up and running (after the two years), allowing internships or possibly just students needing affordable housing while going to school to contribute labor towards free room and board. All violators of set expectations will be kicked out immediately. Let me just stress the importance of beginning a farm in a university community, since that will allow us to be in the boondocks for land, but not be completely disconnected from everybody. We would still have parks, activity centers, community centers, clubs, theater, etc. to go to, not to mention libraries for internet access and resources, and the agricultural department at the college for emergency questions. In fact, I would even go so far as encouraging contributing to local charities to foster good feelings towards the commune within the greater community.
Chores are important. Everyone, obviously will be expected to contribute in the large chores (harvesting, feeding animals, caring for plants, caring for the house, building, etc.) but for the little ones such as taking out the trash where it is both impossible and ridiculous to expect five people to help carry it out, there should be chore chart/wheel that everyone agrees upon, so that nobody gets stuck one chore (cooking, dishes, bathrooms, etc.) ALL of the time. If everyone agrees on it, and it is a regular and fair rotation, there should be no problems with it.
Education is the single-most important thing to our community. Everyone should have a general knowledge about everything that the community endeavors to do for both practical reasons (someone leaving the community, more hands to help) and to avoid any kind of resentment between members through both snobby feelings of superiority and/or feeling like you are being taken advantage of. That being said, there should be regent expert for everything. For example, I am going into livestock veterinary, and will have my degree and interning on farms before we start this up, and so I will be the "go-to-gal" for livestock in case anything comes up, at least when it comes to health issues, people with practical farm experience may be more informed than me on many aspects of it. Life experience is much more valuable than book experience. That just brings up the point that there can be multiple experts on one thing within the community.
Any thoughts or additions?