A key mission of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is to identify the legal needs of Maryland’s farm families and create educational resources designed to meet those needs. Recently, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) conducted a series of agricultural needs assessment surveys, collecting data from 16 counties in […]
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By: Kimberly Johnson Over 100 farmers, regulators, agricultural professionals, students, and policymakers took part in the third annual Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference on November 17, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. The conference brought together the state’s environmental, agricultural, and legal communities at one event to stimulate discussion and advance understanding of […]
Organic Farming – Challenges, Benefits and Legal Battles 8:35am – 9:20am Presenters: Alison Howard, Homestead Farm; Kelley Poole, Vice President of Government Affairs, Organic Trade Association. It has been an eventful year in organic farming. Panelists will discuss challenges and benefits of organic farming and the recent litigation filed against […]
By: Sarah Fielder Washington-based National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s (NSAC) Paul Wolfe will be one of the panelists at the annual Agriculture and Environmental Law conference, hosted by the Agriculture Law Education Initiative in Annapolis, Maryland on November 17. To register visit http://go.umd.edu/aleiconf. Wolfe will discuss NSAC’s work in the […]
by Sarah Fielder Organic farmer Alison Howard will speak about organic farming at the annual Agriculture and Environmental Law conference held Friday, November 17, 2017. Howard’s farm is in Millington, Maryland where she and her husband, Luke, farm a total of 600 acres. Fifty acres are designated for growing vegetables, […]