University of Maryland Extension

Recent Developments with Right-to-Farm Laws Webinar

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Ashley Ellixson, Tiffany Lashmet, and Paul Goeringer

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            In the 1980s, states adopted right-to-farm laws, or defenses to nuisance suits that might be brought against agricultural operations because of dust, noise, odor, etc.  Since their adoption, these laws have been applied in many different ways.  Recently, states have begun to consider expanding the normal right-to-farm statute protections by developing constitutional amendments guaranteeing a right-to-farm.  These constitutional amendments have the potential to be more broadly encompassing than traditional right-to-farm nuisance defenses.  On April 4 at 12pm EST, the University of Maryland and Texas A&M University will host a webinar The Right-to-Farm: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going.  This webinar will explore recent court decisions applying traditional right-to-farm laws, potential issues for the future to consider, and explore right-to-farm constitutional amendments.

            Speakers will include:

  • Tiffany Dowell Lashmet s an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist specializing in Agricultural Law with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 
  • Ashley Ellixson is an Extension Legal Specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative.
  • Paul Goeringer is an Extension Legal Specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative.

            Register for the webinar at  The webinar is free to attend and will be recorded for those unable to attend.

            The webinar is sponsored by the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Agriculture Law Education Initiative, and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

            This joint Extension webinar is open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.


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