The Western Ag Industry Advisory Board - National Agricultural Law Center

The Western Ag Industry Advisory Board

The National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) is a non-partisan, objective institution that serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information.  The NALC serves stakeholders throughout the United States, including producers of all sizes and commodities, state and federal officials and policymakers, Congressional staffers, state legislators, trade associations, commodity groups, state agriculture departments, farm organizations, attorneys, students, and more.   

A major initiative launched by the NALC is to dramatically expand its research and information activities directly relevant to stakeholders in the western United States. Additionally, the NALC seeks to expand and enhance its public and private sector collaborations and partnerships in the western United States. 

The Western Ag Industry Advisory Board is a core component of this initiative.  The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide input and guidance on urgent and emerging issues that the NALC will then use to strategically engage with and serve non-attorney and attorney stakeholders in the western United States.  Specifically, the Advisory Board input will directly improve the NALC’s short- and long-term capacity to provide a more comprehensive and relevant suite of agricultural and food law research and information activities for western state stakeholders, which will include a focus on funding projects done in collaboration with subject matter experts and students, specifically including students participating in the Western Resources Legal Center 

The funding will derive in large measure from the net proceeds (registrations plus sponsorships) annually generated by the Western Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference.  The inaugural Western conference will be held May 4-5, 2023 at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada.  Agenda, registration, sponsorship, and all other information is available here 

For any questions regarding the Advisory Board or the Western conference, please contact NALC Director Harrison Pittman at