AALA Member in the News: Michael Formica

AALA member Michael Formica, chief legal strategist at the National Pork Producers Council, was named among the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) 2022 Top Lobbyists, Grassroots, & PAC Professionals. The 100 individuals represent associations, non-profits, small firms, large firms, and corporations, and they showed significant success, took an innovative approach to their field, […]

AALA Member in the News: Amanda De Jong

AALA member Amanda (Taylor) De Jong, head of government affairs and policy engagement at Pivot Bio, received the 2022 Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The citation honors early- or mid-career alumni who have distinguished themselves through significant advancement and achievement in their discipline, field, or […]

AALA Member in the News: Joe Miller

The law magazine Vanguard has featured AALA board member Joe Miller. As general counsel for Rose Acre Farms, he has been minding the henhouse, the egg packaging, and even where the manure goes for nearly 20 years. Click here to read.

AALA Member in the News: Wendee Grady

AALA member Wendee Grady, Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation director, helped announce three new attorneys as recipients of the organization’s first Rural Law Practice Grants. Click here to read.

AALA Member in the News: Tim Bishop

Agri-Pulse mentioned AALA member Tim Bishop (Mayer Brown LLP) in “Prop 12’s fate now in the hands of Supreme Court following oral arguments”. Click here to read. (Subscription required.)

AALA Members in the News: Travis Cushman & Peggy Kirk Hall

AALA members Travis Cushman (American Farm Bureau Federation) and Peggy Kirk Hall (The Ohio State University) were part of the October 7, 2022, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers. They were on a panel to discuss the Sackett v. EPA arguments before the high court. Click here to listen.

AALA Member in the News: Kristi Boswell

AALA member Kristi Boswell with Alston & Bird LLP was part of the September 16, 2022, Agri-Pulse Newsmakers. She was on a panel to discuss where things stand with the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the broader ag labor discussion. Click here to listen.

AALA Member in the News: Garrett Couts

AALA member Garrett Couts with Brady & Hamilton, LLP was recently published in the June 2022 Progressive Cattle magazine. The article discusses the topic of “Ancillary Probate” and how it may impact interstate assets.  Click here to learn more!

AALA Member in the News: Jeff Peterson

AALA President-Elect and Lathrop GPM Partner Jeff Peterson was elected to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers’ class of Fellows. There are approximately 200 Fellows of ACCFL nationwide and Peterson is one of less than ten in Minnesota. Peterson was officially inducted as a Fellow on April 2 at the ACCFL annual meeting in […]

Featured Member: Cort Jensen

Current employer: State of Montana and The University of Montana Law School   Education and work experience: I have been a state attorney for over twenty years (seven as the head of the Montana Consumer Protection Office, about fourteen years more as the Chief Attorney of the Montana Department of Agriculture). I have been an […]