Every Third Wednesday

An Ag & Food Law Webinar Series


As part of its mission, the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium is hosting a series o4544287557_1268a89364_mf webinars on current and emerging important agricultural and food law topics. Typically held on the third Wednesday of the month, these webinars are freely available to the general public and are typically designed to be appropriate for both attorneys and non-attorneys.

The titles below are link to the specific webinar page.  On these pages, visitors can find more information about the webinar, including speaker biographies and written materials.  Also included on those pages is a link to log on to the upcoming webinar, or a link to the archived and recorded past webinar, as appropriate.

See the charts below for information about upcoming and archived webinars.



Upcoming Webinars


Date Time Topic Presenter(s)
9/19/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Understanding USDA’s New Dairy Revenue Insurance Program Brandon Willis
10/3/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Roger Royse

Archived Webinars

Date Time Topic Presenter(s)
9/5/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Top 10 Things An Ag Start Up Needs to Know Joe Thompson and Jim Ash
8/15/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting under Nationwide Permit 48 Amanda Nichols
7/25/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Compliance with DOL and Immigration Laws and Regulations for Agricultural Businesses Misty Wilson Borkowski
6/20/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Cottage Food Laws: Adequately Addressing Food Safety and Economic Opportunity? Emily Adams and Peggy Hall
5/16/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) U.S. Agriculture Trade: Overview and Update on Current and Emerging Issues John Gilliland
5/2/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Water Wars in the United States Supreme Court: Why Should Agriculture Care? Tiffany Dowell Lashmet and Jesse Richardson
4/18/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Examining the Landscape of Agricultural Certainty Programs in the United States Gaby Gilbeau
4/4/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Solar Leasing for Agricultural Lands Shannon Ferrell
3/21/2018 12 – 1:00 (EDT) 2018 Farm Bill Outlook John Newton
2/21/2018 12 – 1:00 (EST) Agricultural Nutrient Management: State Innovations and Local Responsibility Ellen Essman & Catherine Janasie
1/16/2018 12 – 1:00 (EST) The New Deal: Understanding and Negotiating Dairy Supply Contracts Todd Janzen
11/15/2017 12 – 1:00 (EST) Estate Planning: Preparing to Plan Rusty Rumley
11/1/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) From Farm Fields to the Courthouse: Legal Issues Surrounding Pesticide Use Tiffany Dowell Lashmet & Rusty Rumley
10/18/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Understanding the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Guest Worker Program M. Sean High
10/4/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Legal Issues with Data (Big and Small) Shannon Ferrell
9/20/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species to Reduce Impacts to Agriculture Stephanie Showalter Otts
9/6/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Water Law Update Jesse Richardson
8/16/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Using LLCs in Agriculture: Beyond Liability Protection Robert Moore & Chris Hogan
7/19/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) The Basics of Water Law and Its Relationship to Agriculture Jesse Richardson
6/21/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Agritourism, Zoonotic Diseases and Legal Liability Carrie Klumb & Peggy Kirk Hall
5/17/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) AquAdvantage Salmon and Other Current Issues in GMO Regulation Alexandra Chase & Ross Pifer
4/20/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Ag Taxation & Reform 101:  What You Need to Know Paul Neiffer
3/15/2017 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Digesting the FSMA Animal Food Rule John Dillard
2/15/2017 12 – 1:00 (EST) Legal Checkup on Checkoffs:  Recent & Emerging Legal Issues in Federal & State Checkoff Programs Harrison Pittman
1/19/2017 12 – 1:00 (EST) Major Market Approval and the Syngenta China Corn Class Action Thomas Redick & Drew Kershen
11/16/2016 12 – 1:00 (EST) The Veterinary Feed Directive Rules and How They Will Affect You Dr. Lance Roasa
10/19/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Harmful Algal Blooms and Agricultural Nutrients: State Responses to a Growing Issue Peggy Hall
10/10/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) A New Era of Compensatory Mitigation for Impacts on Natural Resources Kerry McGrath
9/21/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) CRISPR: A Biotechnology Breakthrough and an Inventorship Quandary Eric Williams
8/17/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Leasing Agricultural Land for Grazing, Hunting or Livestock T. Dowell, S. Ferrell, R. Rumley
7/20/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) CWA, 404 & WOTUS: Navigating Wetlands Issues in Agriculture Sharon Mattox
6/15/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Agricultural Labor Law 101: The Basics of Federal Governance M. Sean High
5/18/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Medically Important Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture Dr. Michael Murphy
4/20/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) Organic Aquaculture Standards: Navigating Potential USDA Regulations Alexandra Chase
3/16/2016 12 – 1:00 (EDT) A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding the Role of the USDA’s National Appeals Division Amanda Urbanek
2/17/2016 12 – 1:00 (EST) Induced Seismicity in Shale Development: Overview and Current Legal Issues Ross Pifer
1/20/2016 12 – 1:00 (EST) The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research Kirstin Nelson
12/15/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Federal Regulation of Shale Oil and Gas Development – Current Topics Ross Pifer
11/10/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and Invasive Plants: What’s the Fuss All About? Stephanie Showalter Otts
10/13/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Industrial Hemp Production in the U.S.: Overview, Update, & Legal Issues  Harrison Pittman
9/9/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Animal Welfare Standards and Commercial Aquaculture Operations Stephanie Showalter Otts
8/12/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Basics of the Endangered Species Act Elizabeth Rumley
7/30/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Update: Current Legal Developments in Mandatory GMO Labeling Ross Pifer
7/24/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) State and Federal Legal Developments in Agricultural Nutrient Management Peggy Hall
6/30/2015 12 – 1:00 (EST) Small Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture:  Preparing for Legal Issues Peggy Hall & Rusty Rumley
11/19/2014 2:30-3:30 (EST) Mandatory GMO Labeling Laws: Overview and Status of Current Legal Issues Ross Pifer


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