Program News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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    Agricultural Nutrient Management: State Innovations and Local Responsibility Recorded Webinar

    Feb 12, 2018

    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.  

  9. We're Seeking a Research Associate

    Jan 24, 2018

    OSU's Agricultural & Resource Law Program is seeking a Research Associate to conduct legal research and outreach for the program.  The Research Associate will also collaborate on projects for the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium, a collaborative partnership between OSU, the National Agricultural Law Center, Penn State Law and the National Sea Grant Law Center.  For a complete position description and online application instructions, please go to and search by Job Opening Number 435051.

  10. Planning for Our Future Farmers

    Jan 17, 2018

    Have you made plans for the future of your farm? OSU Extension is partnering with Wright & Moore Law Co., LPA to offer several "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" workshops that will help you transition your farm to the next generation. See our workshop dates and locations under the "Upcoming Events" tab on this page, or visit this link for more information about the workshop series.