UMD to hold 2021 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

The seventh annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference will be hosted virtually at the University of Maryland. 

The University of Maryland will be virtually hosting the seventh annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference (AELC). The event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – noon.

According to UMD: 

This unique event brings together stakeholders from Maryland’s agriculture, conservation, and legal fields to focus on the network of environmental laws affecting the state’s agricultural businesses. Registration for the event is $35; students can attend for free. This year’s conference will feature six panels with experts discussing state and federal agricultural and environmental issues. Continuing nutrient management education credits will be available to attendees.

AELC is part of a series of programs presented by The Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI). “ALEI began in 2013 in response to a realization that Maryland’s farm families need more information about the laws that impact their operations. ALEI is comprised of legal specialists and other extension specialists who help farmers understand and comply with state, federal, and local laws and regulations.” (ALEI)

At the MACo Winter Conference session, “Not Your Grandfather’s Farm: Tapping into Agritourism,” attendees will learn about the challenges, opportunities, and best practices in growing agritourism in their region.

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from December 8-10.

Read more about the Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

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