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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ALEI is partnering with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Nationwide Insurance to provide this farm succession workshop. The workshop will focus on the farm succession process, including communication, business planning, estate planning basics, and tax basics. The farm […]
The ALEI Annual Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference is an opportunity to learn how to navigate the complex system of laws that Maryland farmers face. This conference brings together farmers, policymakers, attorneys, and regulators to spread information and stimulate discussion around the environmental laws and regulations relevant to agriculture. CLICK […]
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, […]
By Paul Goeringer With the Maryland dairy economy struggling and previous nutrient management exemptions expiring the first of July, three dairy risk management workshops were held across Maryland. The workshops, held by Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Crop Insurance Education Program, covered financial risk management information, an update on […]