Program News

  1. OSU Attends American Agricultural Law Conference

    Nov 5, 2018

    We've returned from the American Agricultural Law Association's annual conference, held October 25--27 in Portland, Oregon, where we gathered with hundreds of agricultural attorneys from around the country and learned about current legal issues for agriculture.  OSU's Peggy Kirk Hall also received AALA's Distinguished Service Award.  To learn more about the AALA, visit its website here.

  2. The Endangered Species Act and Agricultural Operations: Webinar

    Oct 29, 2018

    Endangered Species Act issues are plentiful these days, and potential impacts of ESA listings on agriculture are becoming more common.  The Trump Administration has proposed new rules that would impact how the ESA is implemented.  Join this free webinar from the National Agricultural Law Center on November 12 at Noon to learn more about the ESA, how it could impact agricultural operations, and the proposed rule changes.  To log into the live webinar or a recording of it, go to this link.

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    Evin Bachelor joins OSU's Farm Office

    Sep 27, 2018

    We're happy to welcome Evin Bachelor as a Law Fellow and Sr. Research Associate for the Farm Office's Agricultural & Resource Law Program.  Evin is a 2018 graduate of OSU's Moritz College of Law and also obtained his B.A. from OSU, majoring in History and Political Science.  Born and raised in Mercer County, Evin graduated from Celina High School in 2011.  His interests are in farm estate and transition planning, agricultural law and policy, and local government.  Watch for his contributions to the Farm Office in the coming year!

  4. Understanding Blockchain Technology in Agriculture

    Sep 25, 2018

    Blockchain technology allows for the digital transfer of value using a distributed or decentralized ledger that is immutable, anonymous, and secure. Blockchain technology has also provided the verification and networking needed to enable “smart contracts”, which allow users to codify significant parts of a workflow process, agreement, or task.

  5. Join us at Farm Science Review!

    Sep 17, 2018

    OSU's Farm Office programs will be at Farm Science Review on September 18, 19 and 20.  Stop by with your questions and check out our law bulletins, enterprise budgets, and cash rent and custom rate surveys!

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    Understanding USDA’s New Dairy Revenue Insurance Program: Free Webinar

    Sep 17, 2018

    USDA recently released a first of its kind Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy RP) program. A new dairy safety-net that protects producers from unexpected price declines. Unlike historical dairy safety net programs, Dairy RP is the first program that can be utilized by both large and small dairies.

  7. Be In The Know: Legal Tips for Your Ag Start-Up

    Aug 17, 2018

    Successful businesses are built on innovative ideas, stakeholder perseverance, adaptability to changing market conditions and a solid legal foundation. Too often, however, the legal foundation is an afterthought and, even then, is allocated limited time and resources.

  8. Hiring of Foreign Agricultural Workers Webinar

    Jul 13, 2018

    The next topic in the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium’s webinar series on July 25, 2018 is “Compliance with DOL and Immigration Laws and Regulations for Agricultural Businesses” featuring attorney Misty Wilson Borkowski of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., in Little Rock, Arkansas, who dedicates her practice to immigration law.  She will discuss the latest developments in the laws and regulations that agricultural businesses must comply with when hiring foreign agricultural workers.  The webinar is intended to benefit all involved with the hiring of foreign agricultural

  9. Cottage Food Laws: Adequately Addressing Food Safety and Economic Opportunity?

    May 16, 2018

    Join Peggy Hall of the OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program and Emily Adams, OSU Extension Educator, for a discussion of cottage food laws around the country and whether the laws adequately address food safety risks while enabling economic opportunity for food entrepreneurs.  The free webinar, sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law Consortium at the National Agricultural Law Center, takes place on Wednesday, June 20 at noon.  More information is available here.

  10. Solar Leasing for Agricultural Lands Webinar on April 4

    Mar 30, 2018

    Solar power is rapidly growing across the U.S.and agricultural landowners are being approached with leases to provide land for solar projects.  It can be difficult for a landowner to know where to start in evaluating whether a solar energy lease is right for the farm or ranch operatiIIon.  This free webinar on Wednesday, April 4 at noon EST by Professor Shannon Ferrell of Oklahoma State University will remove some of the mystery about what is required for a successful solar energy project read more

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