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In 2011, the Maryland General Assembly gave the University System of Maryland a new assignment: preserve Maryland’s family farms and help their owners address the complicated legal issues associated with agricultural estates and trusts, regulatory compliance, and other public policies comprising what is known as agriculture law. In response, three distinguished state institutions–the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources  and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences—joined forces to launch the Agriculture Law Education Initiative, a collaboration committed to identifying the legal needs of Maryland farm families and devising strategies to meet them.

For more information, please see our brochure.

Watch our video to learn more about what ALEI does, our mission, and how we serve Maryland farm families.