2nd Annual Western Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference

Hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center

June 13-14, 2024

Reno, Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno

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 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 12 hours of continuing education, including two hours of Legal Ethics. 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.

Conference Date & Time:

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Conference Location: 

University of Nevada, Reno

Live-streamed online for virtual participation

Conference Agenda



Attorneys and other Professionals seeking CE credit, registering before May 31, 2024: $400

Attorneys and other Professionals seeking CE credit, registering after May 31, 2024: $500

Other attendees, not seeking professional credit, registering before May 31, 2024: $300

Other attendees, not seeking professional credit, registering after May 31, 2024: $500

Undergraduate or law students, or members of media: $75


While there are a number of lodging options in the vicinity of the University of Nevada, Reno conference location, we recommend staying at one of the locations on The ROW (located within a half-mile of the conference location). NALC staff and speakers will be primarily staying at The Eldorado and The Silver Legacy.


Contact NALC Director Harrison Pittman for more information at hmpittm@uark.edu.

Continuing Education:

For the June 13-14th conference:

  • Legal – This program will be submitted for CLE in California and Arizona; it has been approved for 10 hours of CLE and 2 hours of ethics in Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and Oregon.
  • American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers: This program has been approved for 12 hours of CE.

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

Conference Materials:

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Join us as we continue a tradition of fun, food and ag law!