Small Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture: Preparing for Legal Issues


Hosted by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium





This webinar will address the current legal and future status of Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UAVs) operation in the United States. Issues to be discussed include the current rules and conditions for operating UAVs, the proposed federal regulations for small commercial UAVs released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February of 2015, and the range of proposed and enacted state laws across the country dealing with concerns around privacy, nuisance and trespass.




The recorded webinar, which originally aired on 6/30/15, is available here.




Peggy Kirk Hall

Ohio State University Agricultural Law and Taxation Program

Peggy Kirk Hall is an assistant professor and field specialist in agricultural and resource law.   Hall is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S., M.S., Natural Resource Policy) and the University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D.), where she served on the Land & Water Law Review.  She is a Past President and Board Member of the American Agricultural Law Association; Past Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Agricultural Law Committee and served as an Advisory Board Member for the National Agricultural Law Center.  Hall currently teaches Agribusiness Law in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and directs research and outreach projects for OSU’s Agricultural Law & Taxation Program.


Rusty Rumley B.S., J.D., LL.M.                

National Agricultural Law Center

Rusty Rumley serves as a Senior Staff Attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center.  He graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a B.S. in AgriBusiness and in 2007 earned his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma.  After law school, Rusty earned his LL.M in Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas, and is licensed to practice law in the state of Oklahoma. Additionally, he has co-taught a course titled “Animals and Agricultural Production, Law and Policy”  several times at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and most recently at the University of Nebraska College of Law and teaches an introduction to agricultural law course through the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.  His primary areas of interest are in estate planning, taxation, business organizations, landowner liability, leasing and agritourism.


Research & Materials


Webinar Presentation

FAA Proposes Regulations for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (Law Bulletin, OSU Extension)