Featured Member: Jeff Peterson

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.

Featured Member: David P. Grahn

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 […]

Call for Proposals for the 2017 AALA Annual Educational Symposium

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.

Featured Member: Steph Tai

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.

Featured Member: Justin Schneider

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.

Featured Member: Maureen Kelly Moseman

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.”

Featured Member: Tyler Buswell

I’m a transactional real estate attorney. I came out of law school in 2008, which was not a good time to be a real estate attorney in the U.S. I was lucky have a few large retail office and condominium projects that kind of kept me busy during the recession.

Featured Member: Beth Rumley

I am from Michigan even though I am in Arkansas right now, and I grew up on a small family farm. My family has a truck garden farm, and we’ve gone to our farmers market for several generations.

Featured Member: Jennifer Zwagerman

I practiced for a number of years at Faegre Baker Daniels, which is an ag law practice and moved to Drake almost exactly 5 years ago. Now I am the Associate Director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake Law School and the Director of Career Development at Drake Law School based in Des Moines.