ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Do you have trouble keeping up to date with agricultural and environmental laws? The Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference (AELC), hosted by the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), is a unique event that brings together stakeholders from Maryland’s agricultural, conservation, and legal fields. The AELC focuses on the network of environmental laws affecting Maryland’s agricultural businesses. Whether you are concerned about the upcoming Farm Bill or want to learn more about the growth of the hemp industry – the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is here to provide you with the information you seek on all current agricultural law concerns. We are pleased to invite all agricultural service providers, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, producers, policymakers, and students to our 2022 Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference both virtually and in person! The conference will be held on October 28th from 8AM-3PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis, MD.
The AELC conference is an opportunity for networking, educational growth, and finding innovative solutions when it comes to the intricacies between environmental law and agriculture. Sessions planned for the 2022 conference include the upcoming debate on the Farm Bill, agricultural and environmental law developments, food waste, environmental justice, heirs’ property, and the hemp industry in MD.
The conference will begin with a look at how Maryland’s new Partition of Property Act helps Maryland families who are faced with tangled title issues preserve their families’ wealth and legacies in the form of real property that can be passed to the next generation. The law impacts both urban and rural families, and helps owners of heirs’ property better protect and manage the land they own.
One of the morning panels will focus on a new environmental justice (EJ) screening process for permits from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Starting this fall, MDE permit applicants will need to include an EJ score from a new tool in permit applications. This panel will include a demonstration of the EJ tool and legal analysis of how this program will impact Maryland.
The conference will be held on Friday, October 28th with registration starting at 7:30AM. In person tickets will be $50/person with meals provided. Livestream will be offered at $40/person. Livestream attendees will be required to register prior to the event in order to receive the link needed to log in. Regardless of how you plan to attend, the ALEI conference is a great investment to learn more about current issues impacting agriculture and the environment. It’s also a great opportunity to receive two nutrient Management credits through the Maryland Department of Agriculture! We look forward to having everyone join us on October 28th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis, MD! You can register on our website at www.umaglaw.org. Have questions or are interested in getting more information? Feel free to reach out to our ALEI Coordinator Ryan Zimmerman @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (301-405-1271).
–University of Maryland