Program News

  1. Learn About Wetland Legal Issues for Agriculture

    Jul 14, 2016

    The Ag & Food Law Consortium is sponsoring a webinar on "CWA, 404 and WOTUS: Navigating Wetlands Issues in Agriculture" on Wednesday, July 20 at noon.  Attorney Sharon Mattox, who has counseled clients through the wetlands regulatory process, will address CWA regulatory methodsand navigating the CWA wetlands program and provide an update on the federal courts, including the recent Supreme Court decision in Hawkes v. Army Corps of Engineers and the WOTUS final rule.  The webinar is free and does not require registration, but capacity is limited.

  2. OSU Partners on Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

    Apr 27, 2016

    Partners in the national Ag & Food Law Consortium recently hosted the 2016 Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.  Ohio State's Peggy Hall addressed attendees on Legal Issues and Liability in Agricultural Nutrient Management.

  3. Robert Moore and Peggy Hall discuss property rights on Town Hall Ohio

    Agricultural Attorneys Discuss Property Rights on Town Hall Ohio

    Mar 4, 2016

    Ohio Farm Bureau's Town Hall Ohio radio show this week features a discussion on property rights with Peggy Kirk Hall, OSU's director of agricultural and resource law,  Robert Moore of Wright & Moore Law Co. LPA and Leah Finney, director of agricultural law information for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

  4. Photo of father and son in field

    Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshops to be Held across Ohio in 2016

    Jan 26, 2016

    What does it take to successfully pass on the farm business to the next generation? It takes a lot of hard work, time and communication to make a successful management transfer. The Farm Transition Team of OSU Extension is pleased to be offering a series of workshops across Ohio to help farm families plan for the transition of their business to the next generation.

  5. Produce Safety Rule to Change the Way Fresh Fruit, Vegetables Are Grown and Handled

    Jan 14, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever since the Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in January 2011 and the act’s Produce Safety Rule was proposed two years later, fruit and vegetable growers have waited for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to finalize the regulations they will be expected to follow on the farm.

  6. Farmland Leasing Workshops Offered Throughout Ohio

    Dec 30, 2015

    Ohio State University Extension will offer four Farmland Leasing Workshops throughout Ohio this upcoming February, 2016.

    The three hour workshops will include topics of interest to both landowners and farm operators, such as factors affecting leasing options and rental rates, analyzing rent survey data and legal requirements and provisions for farm leases.  The speakers will help attendees consider how to use data in negotiations and to apply legal information to leasing practices.

  7. Drone flying over crop field

    Federal Task Force to Develop Registry for Recreational Drone Use

    Oct 20, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Users who fly drones for fun may soon have to register their machines. A new task force announced Monday (Oct. 19) has been charged with recommending a registration process for unmanned aircraft systems used for recreational purposes.

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    Ohio State Experts: Tax Schools Offered Statewide November, December and January

    Oct 8, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Provisions of the Affordable Care Act will again be the big issue this year for taxpayers – but instead of the focus being heavy on individual taxpayers, more interest will be on employer reporting requirements, a tax expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.

  9. Dec. 14 Agriculture and Natural Resources Tax Webinar and Workshop Focuses on New Tax Rules

    Oct 7, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farmers, farm representatives and rural landowners can learn more about the special issues with farm tax returns during a daylong tax webinar and workshop Dec. 14 hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University

  10. Webinar will Review State and Federal Approaches to Agricultural Nutrient Management

    Jul 20, 2015

    Surface applications of fertilizer and manure onto agricultural land raises concerns about water quality impacts.  Recent legal responses to increasing water quality concerns include legislation, regulatory programs and litigation.  In this free webinar hosted by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium on Friday, July 24 from Noon--1 pm EST, OSU's Peggy Kirk Hall will review current legislative and regulatory approaches to managing agricultural nutrients and will discuss recent litigation and federal developments that may affect the use of agricultural nutrients.  For mo