Western Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center

May 4-5, 2023

Reno, Nevada

Peppermill Reno Resort

 

The agricultural industry in the western United States is uniquely impacted by changes and developments in state, federal, and international laws and policies. Additionally, many of those unique issues — water rights, ag labor and immigration, Proposition 12, Proposition 65, and many more — often more broadly impact the agricultural industry throughout the U.S. This inaugural program is part of a long-term effort by the National Agricultural Law Center to provide relevant and timely agricultural and environmental legal research and information to attorneys, lenders, land managers and farm appraisers, accountants, tax consultants, students, and other agricultural professionals involved in and impacted by the agricultural industry in the western U.S. The goal is to provide a premiere legal education program combined with networking opportunities that ultimately help strengthen the agricultural industry.

This conference will be held in person in Reno, Nevada, but will also be livestreamed online for attendees who are unable to attend in person. The main conference will feature 11 hours of continuing education, including one hour of Legal Ethics. Further, for participants who register before the “early bird” deadline of April 18, three “bonus hours” of online continuing education (including one hour of Legal Ethics) will also be available. More information on continuing education credit is available below.

All net proceeds from this program will be dedicated to support research and information activities focused on issues important to the western U.S., including the NALC’s Bridges Initiative. The Bridges Initiative is 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/or careers. The overall goal of the Bridges Initiative is to help provide a legal-focused pipeline of talent into the agricultural and food industries while furthering the NALC national mission of serving as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Bridges Initiative includes a specific focus on minority students and others traditionally underrepresented in the agricultural and food law fields.

Registration includes a complimentary one-month subscription to Agri-Pulse. For more information about what is included, click here.

Conference Date & Time:

Thursday, May 4, 2023: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

Friday, May 5, 2023: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

Conference Locations: 

Peppermill Reno Resort

Live-streamed online for virtual participation

 

Conference Agenda

Bonus CLE Agenda (April 19)

Main Conference Agenda (May 4-5)

Registration:

To register for this conference, click here.

Cost:

Attendees seeking continuing education credit (CLE/CE): $400

Other attendees, not seeking professional credit: $300

Undergraduate or Law Students: $75

Sponsorships:

Interested in becoming a conference sponsor? Sponsors of the Western conference will be promoted in upcoming editions of The Feed. Read more about sponsorship levels here. Contact NALC Director Harrison Pittman for more information.

Lodging: 

Organizers have reserved a group of rooms in the Peppermill Tower at the discounted nightly rate of: $140.00 plus a $20.00 Resort Fee. A limited number of rooms is available at the group rate, and reservations must be made by 4/11/23. Please click here to be directed to the reservation site.

Continuing Education:

For the May 4th & 5th conference:

  • Legal- This program has been submitted for CLE, pending approval, in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers: This program has been submitted for CE, pending approval.

For the the “bonus” online CLE on April 19th: For participants who register before the “Early Bird” deadline of April 18, 3 “bonus hours” of online continuing education (including one hour of Legal Ethics) will also be available.  

  • Legal- This program has been submitted for CLE, pending approval, in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers: This program has been submitted for CE, pending approval.

Attendees routinely apply for continuing education credit in other states or for other professions.  For more information and assistance, email Brigit Rollins.

Conference Materials:

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Bonus CLE Materials:

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Additional Materials:

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