Growing Careers in Ag & Food Law for Pre-College Students


In this inaugural “Growing Careers in Ag & Food Law for Pre-College Students” program, farmers and agricultural law attorneys Pat Dillon and Jill Dillon will discuss careers in law and agricultural, their individual career paths, and offer insight and advice to pre-college students who maybe interested in agricultural and food law issues or careers.  Students, educators who work with pre-college students, local, state, and national organizations who support pre-college students are encouraged to attend. The presentation will include ample time for question-and-answer. 

The National Agricultural Law Center and Arkansas 4-H are partnering on this program to provide ongoing career development, learning, and networking opportunities to pre-college throughout the United States.  This program is the inaugural in a series of ongoing programs, with additional programs occurring quarterly.

Arkansas 4-H is the premier youth development program conducted by the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.  4-H emphasizes “the four H’s”:  Head, Heart, Hands, and Health  in order to prepare young people to step up to the challenges in their communities and provide youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. The core elements of 4-H include youth leadership, youth-adult partnerships, life skills learning, and community service. 4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that youth learn best by doing. 4-H members complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and citizenship in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.  The NALC serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. As part of that mission, the NALC has established the Bridges Initiative, a student-focused public-private partnership that offers professional development, networking, and increased legal knowledge to pre-college, undergraduate, and law students interested in agricultural and food law issues and careers.

Time and Date:


 Wednesday, September 14, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)


View a Recording of the Webinar Here


Patrick B. Dillon enjoys finding solutions to legal issues and catching problems for clients. Pat practices in the Sumner office regularly represents clients in district, associate district and magistrate courts for agricultural, real estate, criminal and collection issues. He drafts wills and trusts, creates estate plans and helps clients through the probate process. He also is a federal designated debt relief attorney and protects consumer’s assets by filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief. Pat is a Fall 2003 graduate of Drake University, with high honors.



Jill Dillon is a University of Northern Iowa undergraduate (Political Science Cum Laude) and a Drake University Law School graduate. Jill is a former assistant Fayette County Prosecutor and a certified family law mediator. Jill still has ties to her family farm operation which includes a dairy herd. Jill Dillon focuses on bankruptcy, adoptions, and mediations.

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