COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The sixth annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference presents a unique, flexible, and free educational opportunity for the agricultural, environmental and legal communities this year.
Despite ongoing uncertainty related to the global pandemic, the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) remains dedicated to its mission of providing legal education to Maryland’s farm families. This year, the multi-institutional University of Maryland program is moving its annual conference online by hosting a three-week webinar series on November 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 2pm-4pm.
The hour-long Zoom sessions are free of charge. Nutrient Management Education Credits will be offered for selected sessions. For more information or to register, visit: go.umd.edu/5EG.
“We know, during this incredibly challenging time, there are many virtual meetings and events competing for the attention of our stakeholders,” said Sarah Everhart, JD, ALEI legal specialist, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. “In an effort to differentiate our event, we have chosen a dynamic array of topics and speakers who will offer unique perspectives on the most important issues facing agricultural and environmental professionals this year.”
The conference brings together a range of experts who will share ideas on current legal issues impacting environmental and farming communities. It’s open to farmers, attorneys, environmental groups, regulators, educators, students, and anyone else interested in the region’s environmental quality and agricultural viability.
Speakers will discuss pressing legal topics affecting farmers in the Delmarva region. COVID-19, and the pandemic’s associated legal and management risks will be confronted head-on during the first panel, “Pivoting in a Pandemic: Risk Management During COVID-19 from the Perspective of Maryland’s Dairy Farms.” The agenda also includes a session on air quality monitoring of the Delmarva poultry industry, Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, and several more developing issues in environmental and agricultural law.
The University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative invites you attend one or all of the carefully selected panel discussions created with today’s farmers in mind.
—Laura Lee, University of Maryland, Baltimore