Posted April 2, 2014
 
The Arkansas Bar Association, the National Agricultural Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Law Center will host the first annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference on May 16, 2014.
 
Come and learn from some of the top agricultural and environmental law experts in the country with a mix of solo speakers and panels. 
 
The conference offers 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics hour.  The complete schedule is available here.
 
Location: Harrah’s Casino, 13615 Old Highway North, Tunica, MS.  For hotel reservations, please call 800-223-7277.
 
Member Cost: Online by 5/9 $270, Mailed/Faxed by 5/9 $290, Onsite after 5/9 $305
Non-Member Cost: $340
Student Cost: $35

 

Registration information is available here.
 
Topics and speaker include:
 
“Litigating Federal Crop Insurance Disputes: Overview and Discussion of Important Practical Pointers and Pitfalls”
J. Grant Ballard, Banks Law Firm PLLC
 
“Agricultural Leases for Mid-South Farmers, Lenders, and Landlords”
William C. Bridgforth, Ramsey, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley LLP
James Calman McCastlain, Dover Dixon & Horne PLLC
J. Travis Baxter, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.
 
“The Gulf Dead Zone and Gulf Restoration v. EPA: What it Means for Agriculture in the Mississippi River Basin”
John Milner, Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
 
“Hot Topics in Invasive Species Management: Lacey Act Reform, Biofuels, and More”
Stephanie Showalter Otts, Director, National Sea Grant Law Center
 
“Food Security: Technology and Ethics”
Drew L. Kershen, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
 
“Nuisance Lawsuits and Right-to-Farm Laws for Mid-South Agriculture and Aquaculture”
Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center