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2020 Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference!

ALEI hosts an Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference each November. This event attracts agricultural professionals, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, farmers, policymakers, and students to discuss the complex intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland. ALEI prides itself on hosting an event that brings farming and conservation experts together in a forum that allows for an exchange of ideas and education for conference attendees on current legal topics of interest.

2019 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference in Annapolis, MD, image by Edwin Remsberg

November 2, 2020

Pivoting in a Pandemic: Risk Management During COVID-19 from the Perspective of Maryland’s Dairy Farms (Click here to access the webinar recording)

2 p.m – 2:50 p.m

Presenters:

Katie Dotter-Pyle, Co-Owner and Farmer, Cow Comfort Inn Dairy and Creamery. Click here for the dairy supply-chain video 

Lindsay Reames, Director of Sustainability and External Relations for Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association. Click here for the MD & VA Milk Producers Cooperative Association Presentation

Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist, Agriculture Law Education Initiative

Brooks Long, Co-Owner and Farmer, Deliteful Dairy

 

 A Fresh Look at Clean Air: Maryland Ambient Air Quality Study Roundtable (Click here to access the webinar Recording)

3 p.m. – 3:50pm

Presenters:

Samantha Campbell, President, Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment

Margaret Todd, Research Assistant, Agriculture Law Education Initiative. Click here for the Eastern Shore Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program Presentation

Holly Porter, Executive Director, Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc

Suzanne Dorsey, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment. Click here for the Lower Eastern Shore Ambient Air Monitoring Project Presentation

 

November 9, 2020

The Conowingo Dam Settlement- Litigation, Opposition and Re-Licensing (Click here for the webinar recording)

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 

Presenters:

Charles “Chip” MacLeod, Clean Chesapeake Coalition. Click here for the The Conomingo Dam Settlement Litigation, Opposition and Relicensing

Jonathan May, Assistant Attorney General, Maryland Department of the Environment. Click here for the Conowingo Dam Water Quality Certification Litigation & Settlement 

Denise Keehner, Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment. Click here for the  Conowingo Dam Settlement Agreement Provisions

This panel will focus on the Conowingo Dam settlement and specifically touch upon the litigation, settlement, opposition to the settlement and the status of the relicensing of the Dam. 

 

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, et. al. v. EPA- A Case to Require a Watershed Wide Effort to Reach 2025 Bay Restoration Goals (Click here for the webinar recording)

3 p.m. – 3:50pm 

Presenters:

Jon Mueller, Vice-President of Litigation for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Click here for the Enforcement of the Chesapeake Bay Agreements & the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load

Robert Whitescarver, Farmer and former NRCS representative. Click here for   Whitescarver Presentation

 

November 16, 2020

Waters of the US: From Obama to Trump Understanding How the Rule Impacts Agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic (Click here to access the webinar recording)

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 

Presenters:

Matthew Leopold, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Don Parish, Senior Director of Regulatory Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation

Matt Pluta, Choptank Riverkeeper and Director of Riverkeeper Programs

This panel will highlight changes from the 2015 Waters of the US Rule to the changes made recently under the Trump administration. 

 

Developing Topics in Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Law (Click here to access the webinar recording)

3 p.m – 3:50 p.m. 

Presenters:

Kelly Nuckolls, Policy Specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Legal Specialist, ALEI, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park

Click here to download the Developing Topics in Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Law Presentation

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at umaglaw@umd.edu

Thank You To Our 2020 Conference Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

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Silver Level Sponsors

We extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors!


To view materials from past conferences, click on the following link:

http://umaglaw.org/agriculture-environmental-law-conference-archive/