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Trends in ag, environmental law on April 17 conference agenda

Fast Facts:

    • 2nd Mid-South Ag, Environmental Law conference set for April 17
    • Set at U of Memphis Law School, hosted by Agricultural and Food Law Consortium
    • Registration information will be available online at http://nationalaglawcenter.org/midsouthcle2015/

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Trends in ag, environmental law on April 17 conference agenda

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A panel discussion on how changes in environmental and agriculture law will affect how our food is grown and the products that wind up in consumer shopping carts is on the agenda for the second Mid-South Agricultural and Environment set for April 17.

The conference will be held at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis and is hosted by the Agricultural and Food Law Consortium, a national, multi-institution collaboration that led by the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

“Mid-South agriculture is very unique, and continues to confront serious changes,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center. “This conference addresses many of these issues, including the 2014 Farm Bill, easement negotiations over gas and energy transmission lines, and farming succession.

“This panel and this conference are a great opportunity for attorneys an others in the food and ag industry to share ideas and perspectives and bring practical knowledge on topics of immediate relevance to Mid-South agriculture,” he said.  

Sponsors of this year’s conference are the Delta Farm Press and the Mississippi Bar Association’s Natural Resources, Environment and Energy Section.

This year’s program includes:

Agricultural and Environmental Law Update: Recent Trends and Developments panel discussion with:

    • Stephanie Showalter Otts, Director, National Sea Grant Law Center
    • Peggy Kirk Hall, Director, Agricultural and Resource Law Program, The Ohio State University
    • Ross Pifer, Director, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, Penn State Law
    • Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 

2014 Farm Bill for Practitioners, Lenders, and Other Ag Professionals

    • Anne Hazlett, Republican Chief Counsel, United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    • Greg Cole, President and Chief Operating Officer, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services

USDA National Appeals Division 101:  What You and Your Farm Client Need to Know

    • Amanda Urbanek, Deputy Assistant Director, USDA-National Appeals Division, Southern Region

Farm Succession and Estate Planning for Mid-South Agriculture

    • Robert Serio, Serio and Bishop, Clarendon, Arkansas
    • Stan Miller, McChain, Miller and Nissman, Little Rock, Arkansas

Ethical Considerations for Farm Clients

    • John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz, PC

Easement Negotiation 101: Focus on Gas Pipelines and Energy Transmission Lines

    • Peggy Kirk Hall, Director, Agricultural & Resource Law Program, The Ohio State University
    • Ross Pifer, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, Penn State Law

The program has been approved in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee for five hours of general continuing legal education credit and one hour of ethics credit. Fees for attorneys seeking continuing education credit is $150; for other attendees, not seeking professional credit, $100; for students, the fee is $25.

Registration will be available through the National Agricultural Law Center: http://nationalaglawcenter.org/midsouthcle2015/.

For more information about ag or food law, visit the National Agricultural Law Center online at http://nationalaglawcenter.org/.

For more information about the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium: http://nationalaglawcenter.org/consortium/

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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