Program News

  1. Drone use in Agriculture Webinar

    Jun 26, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Until the Federal Aviation Administration finalizes rules for the use of unmanned aircraft systems, farmers, ranchers and others engaged in agriculture can learn about the current and future status of the use of drones in agriculture during an upcoming webinar, said an agricultural law expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  2. Hall Addresses 2015 State Food Policy Summit

    Jun 9, 2015

    OSU's Peggy Hall presented Engaging in the Food System--Challenges for Local Food Producers at the State Food Policy Summit hosted by OSU's John Glenn College of Public Affairs on June 4, 2015.   Hall discussed two food policy issues that impact food producers:  food safety regulations and local land use regulations.  The Summit is an annual event that joins food policy interests from across Ohio together to foster awareness of food policy activities and possibilities at the state level.  For more on the Summit, visit http://glenn

  3. Ohio State Webinar Will Explain Ag Zoning, Building Codes, Regulation Issues

    May 6, 2015

    Whether they’re building a barn or adding agritourism to the family farm operations, landowners often have questions on what is subject to regulation, said an agricultural law expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  4. Webinar Focuses on Funding Long-Term Care for Farm Families

    Apr 8, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The rising costs of nursing home care may impact farm families harder than others due to farm assets that may limit or prevent a family member from qualifying for Medicaid, according to by an agricultural law expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

  5. 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:

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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:

  9. 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.

  10. 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.