Workshops on Proposed GIPSA Rules

GIPSA, the federal agency responsible for issuing regulations that govern contracting, buying and selling of livestock and poultry has written new rules that- if finalized- would drastically change the way that producers, packers, dealers and contractors raise, buy, and sell livestock and poultry.

The National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas is hosting a series of workshops, including a webinar, for poultry and livestock producers.  At these workshops, staff attorneys will provide an overview of GIPSA’s proposed rule changes for poultry and livestock, review the UDSA rule-making process, explain how to submit comments on the proposed rules, and include a question and answer session.    The webinar will be hosted via eXtension for participants around the country.  All workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshop Schedule

Northwest Arkansas Workshop (Fayetteville, AR)

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Time: 6-8 p.m. (CST)

Place: Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena, Room 1081335

West Knapp Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Central Arkansas Workshop (Russellville, AR)

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Time: 6-8 p.m. (CST)

Place: Pendergraft Library, Arkansas Tech University

305 West Q Street

Russellville, AR

Southwest Arkansas Workshop (Nashville, AR)

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

Time: 6-8 p.m. (CST)

Place: Cossatot Community College, Room 1021558

Highway 371 W

Nashville, AR 71852

Northcentral Louisiana Workshop (Dubach, LA)

Date: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

Time: 6-8 p.m. (CST)

Place: Lincoln Hall

149 Fairgrounds Rd

Dubach, LA 71235

Eastern Oklahoma Workshop (Poteau, OK)

Date: Monday, Nov. 1, 2010

Time: 6-9 p.m. (CST)

Place: LeFlore County Fairgrounds, Poteau, OK

Approximately 1½miles southwest of downtown Poteau on South Highway 271


West-Central Arkansas Workshop (Booneville, AR)

Date: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Time: 6-9 p.m. (CST)

Place: Jeral Hampton Meeting Place

114 W. Main Street

Booneville, AR

Contact Information for Workshops and Proposed Rules For more information on the workshops or on the proposed rules, please contact Staff Attorney Elizabeth Rumley at (479) 387-2331 or

Webinar (Nationwide)

Date: Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CST)


Webinar Instructions:

Before viewing the webinar, please visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the server:

This webinar was originally broadcast on October 14, 2010.  To view a recording of the webinar, click here.

Workshop Materials

Workshop Handout

PowerPoint Presentation



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