I’m a faculty member in the Department of Extension, which involves teaching, research and outreach. I teach an Agribusiness Law class for undergraduate students and direct the OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program.
Currently I serve as one of 5 attorneys “in-house” at Clemson University, the public land grant institution in South Carolina. My specific responsibilities are very diverse and include working with the Dean and Vice President of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS), as well as working with the regulatory division of Public Service & Agriculture…
Growing up with grandparents who were farmers and ranchers in Kansas, I have always had an interest in agriculture and the agriculture industry. However, my interest in agricultural law didn’t peak until I began working in the legal department of Land O’Lakes, Inc. for two years during my time in law school.
I grew up on my family’s farm and ranch in northeastern New Mexico, and have been involved in ag since I could walk. I have just always had that interest. I got an undergrad degree focused in agriculture and my intention when I went to law school was to be involved in ag law.
I grew up on a dairy farm in northwest Wisconsin. Although I didn’t want to wake up at 5 a.m. every morning, I knew I wanted to stay involved with agriculture. I worked as a commodity trader for 2 years on the floor of the Kansas City Board of Trade after college.
Work: Associate General Counsel for the Office of General Counsel at USDA Educational and Background: Carleton College BA in Political Science in 1982 University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor, 1986 Current Role: Associate General Counsel at the Office of General Counsel at USDA. I am responsible for providing legal advise to three […]
Planning for the 2017 AALA Annual Symposium in Louisville is underway, and we are excited about the opportunities ahead as plans are made and programs suggested. For those thinking about submitting ideas for sessions in Louisville, the Request for Proposals (RFP) is available here. Please submit your response to the RFP via email by March 17.
I’ve always been really interested in general in food systems and the processed food endpoint part and also the growing of food. I became interested in researching the legal aspect of it because of my teaching in Wisconsin.
I grew up on a grain and livestock farm in southern Indiana so farming has always been my thing. It’s where I was at home. When I went to college and majored in agribusiness management, I intended to go to work in ag sales, marketing, management or at least along that line.
I have been an active member of the agricultural law profession for more than 20 years. I joined at the insistence of my former boss and former AALA President, Patricia Jensen, who told me “if you want to know what’s going on in agricultural law, you HAVE to be a member of this organization and attend the annual symposium. The “Who’s Who” of ag law are there, and you need to meet them.”