Program News

  1. Farm Law Workshop Series

    Mar 4, 2015

    OSU Extension's Peggy Kirk Hall and Robert Moore of law firm Wright & Moore Co. LPA will partner to offer a Farm Law Workshop Series this March.  The three-night series will include the following sessions:

  2. Legal Sessions at Ohio Small Farm Conferences this March

    Feb 12, 2015

    OSU's Small Farm Conferences will again include legal sessions this year.  At the "Opening Doors to Success" Small Farm Conference in Wilmington, Ohio on March 13--14, 2015, OSU's Peggy Kirk Hall will present two sessions: Using “Free” Labor on Your Farm: Laws You Need to Know  and Should You be an LLC? Legal Considerations for Organizing Your Business. 

  3. OSU Offers 2015 Farmland Leasing Workshops

    Jan 28, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - As farmers and landowners consider options to include in new or renewed land leases, understanding how to use data in negotiations and how to apply legal information to leasing practices could help make the process easier for both sides, experts say.

  4. Announcing the Ohio Food, Agriculture & Environmental Law Webinar Series

    Nov 25, 2014

    OSU’s Agricultural & Resource Law Program is pleased to announce its Ohio Food, Agriculture and Environmental Law Webinar Series, offering monthly legal webinars on issues of importance to Ohio agriculture. 

    The webinars will feature national and state experts discussing legal issues of importance to Ohio agriculture, beginning on December 12 with Big Data and UAVs:  Legal Issues for Agriclture by attorney John Dillard of Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PLLC of Washington, DC.   Other topics in the series will include:

  5. Ohio State Partners to Create New Agricultural and Food Law Consortium

    Oct 15, 2014

    Ohio State University Extension’s Agricultural and Resource Law program has partnered with a group of universities in the creation of a new Agricultural and Food Law Consortium that will work to research regional and national agricultural law issues.

  6. Ag Attorney Sheds Light on Manure Handling, Application Regulations

    Oct 1, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although the Lake Erie algae problems that contaminated Toledo’s water supply in early August have subsided, the crisis raised questions about animal manure application on farmland in Ohio and how it may have contributed to the problem.

  7. Drones on the Farm: What are the Laws?

    Sep 8, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the appeal of using unmanned aerial systems by farmers and growers to aid in farm operations is growing in popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration.

  8. OSU Ag & Resource Law Program to Create the Ohio Land Use Academy

    Jul 30, 2014

    OSU's Agricultural & Resource Law Program has received a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation to establish the Ohio Land Use Law Academy in 2015.  The Ohio Land Use Law Academy will prepare local officials in Ohio townships and counties to make land use decisions that are equitable and based in law.

  9. Oil & Gas Law Library Updated with Recent Cases

    Jun 26, 2014

    The case law section of the Oil & Gas Law Library has been updated with recent court cases and brief descriptions of what happened. You can find it here.

  10. OSU Ag & Resource Law Program to Share Shale Leasing Information

    May 21, 2014

    OSU Ag & Resource Law Program's Peggy Hall and Clif Little of OSU Extension will speak on shale development leasing issues in Charleston, West Virginia on May 29.  Information about the program is available here.