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Agricultural Nutrient Management: State Innovations and Local Responsibility Recorded Webinar

Feb. 12, 2018
Photo of a green field with an irrigation ditch running through the middle.

Runoff from sources including agricultural fields has caused an excess of nitrogen and phosphorus in water sources across the United States.  Some state governments have responded to the nutrient excess with innovative programs ranging from voluntary to mandatory, and from education-based to trading and cost sharing.  Other state and national policies are shifting the burden of nutrient cleanup to local governments, water treatment plants, and other point sources.  

The National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar on February 21 at noon EST addressing this issue and featuring OSU Agricultural and Resource Law Program's Ellen Essman.

The archived recording of the webinar is available here.


Ellen EssmanEllen Essman, Senior Research Associate, Ag & Research Law, O S U Extension
Senior Research Associate
Agricultural & Research Law Program, The Ohio State University

Ellen Essman is a senior research associate in the Agricultural & Resource Law Program in Ohio State University Extension.  Essman is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A., Political Science, with a minor in Natural Resource Management) and Drake University Law School (J.D.), where she served on the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.

Catherine M. Janasie
Senior Research Counsel
National Sea Grant Law Center

Catherine M. Janasie is Senior Research Counsel with the National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) at The University of Mississippi School of Law where she provides legal and policy analyses to organizations and government entities on ocean, coastal, and natural resources issues and teaches environmental law classes, including Natural Resources Law, Water Law, and Agricultural Law. She also serves as the Editor of the Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal and as a Vice Chair on the Marine Resources Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. Prior to joining the NSGLC, Cathy received her LL.M. in Environmental & Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School and worked for the National Wildlife Refuge System, Division of Realty of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Previously, she practiced law in New York, NY at the law firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP.  Cathy received her J.D. and B.A. from Rutgers University.