AALA Strategic Plan

For more information on AALA’s Strategic Plan and its efforts to serve and grow the agricultural policy and legal community, click on this post.

Featured Member: L. Paul Goeringer

Employer: Department of Ag and Resource Economics, University of Maryland   Education and Work Experience: B.S. Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State, Juris Doctorate, University of Oklahoma, LL.M, Agricultural Law, University of Arkansas and M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Arkansas   How did you get interested/involved in agriculture law? I grew up on my family’s wheat and […]

Featured Member: Peggy Kirk Hall

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.

AALA Member in the News: Janie Simms Hipp

AALA Member Janie Simms Hipp, founding director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative in the University of Arkansas School of Law, recently received three prestigious awards recognizing her service and dedication to food and agricultural law and Indian law.  

AALA Member in the News: Ray Starling

AALA Member Ray Starling has been appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance on the staff of the National Economic Council at the White House. 

Featured Member: Anne E. “Beth” Crocker

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…

Featured Member: Neal Rasmussen

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.

Featured Member: Tiffany Dowell-Lashmet

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.

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 […]