Program News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. OSU will host Ag & Natural Resources Tax Issues Workshop on December 15, 2014

    May 13, 2014

    OSU Income Tax Schools will again offer the Ag & Natural Resources Tax Issues Workshop by Professor Phil Harris.  The workshop will take place on December 15, 2014 at various locations around Ohio.  If you represent farmers, this full-day webinar will give you the information you need concerning special issues with farm tax returns.

  6. Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will Feature "How Well Do You Know Your Legal System?"

    Mar 13, 2014

    Women involved in agriculture will gather on Friday, March 28, 2014 for the East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference in New Philadelphia, Ohio.   OSU's Peggy Kirk Hall, assistant professor and director of the Agricultural and Resource Law Program, will serve as the keynote speaker.   Her topic will be “How Well Do You Know Your Legal System?”  The conference program also includes a networking fair and 12 breakout sessions focused around the themes of Community Connections, Food and Family, Business and Finance, and Grow it, Make it, Sell it.  The Ohio FFA Association State Officer Team wil

  7. Legal Liability for Food Products will be Topic at Two Ohio Small Farm Conferences

    Feb 24, 2014

    On Saturday March 8, 2014, OSU Extension Agricultural & Resource Law Attorney, Peggy Hall, and Extension Educator, Emily Adams, will present at the Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference in Wilmington, Ohio. They will present two sessions: "Setting up Your Food Business: Risk Reduction Strategies" and "Selling Your Meat, Eggs and Produce: Keeping it Safe and Legal."

  8. Tax Techniques for Beginning Farmers Offered at Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference

    Feb 24, 2014

    OSU Extension's Larry Gearhardt will present at the 2014 Southwest Ohio Small Farm Conference on Saturday March 8, 2014. His session, "Tax Time Techniques for the Beginning Farmer," will start out by discussing the definition of "farmer" in the tax code and the advantages of being a farmer as opposed to a hobby. In addition, tax benefits and advantages of being classified as a farmer will be covered. Other items discussed will include: income and deductions availbale for farmers, depreciation of equipment, self-employment tax and where to report the information on their tax forms.

  9. Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor to Offer Specialty Crop Production Workshop

    Feb 17, 2014

    The Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor will be offering a workshop on February 25, 2014 that will focus on considerations and opportunities in specialty crop production. The workshop will feature two legal sessions: "Setting up Your Food Business: Risk Reduction and Strategies" and "Selling Your Meat, Eggs and Produce: Keeping it Safe and Legal." OSU Extension Attorney, Peggy Hall, and OSU Extension Educator, Emily Adams, will lead those sessions.

  10. New Tax and Law Bulletins Available

    Feb 14, 2014

    We've posted several new bulletins in our library. Go to the tax law library for a bulletin on "Why Did My CAUV Values Increase So Much?" Our food law library has several new additions on cottage food regulations, labeling and sampling home-based food products, and selling baked goods at a farmer's market.

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