University of Maryland Extension

Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00am
Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Maryland
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The University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) has recruited a dynamic panel of presenters to discuss the intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland at the upcoming 2015 Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference.  The Conference is geared toward members of the agriculture community, including farmers, agricultural and environmental attorneys, regulators, agriculture professionals, environmental associations, and elected officials. ALEI hopes the Conference will advance the dialogue about the complex system of environmental laws that affect farmers across Maryland.

An agenda can be found here.

Featured topics and speakers include:

  • Aquaculture Leasing: Donald Webster, University of Maryland Regional Extension Specialist

  • On-Farm Conservation Practices: John Swaine, III, Talbot County Farmer, Chairman of Talbot County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors

  • State of Agriculture and Phosphorus Management Tool Implementation: Secretary of Agriculture, Joseph Bartenfelder

  • Anaerobic Digesters On the Farm: Policy, Legal and Science Panel Discussion:
  • Gary Kelman, Chief, Animal Feeding Operation Division, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Bill Paul, Chief, Combustion and Metallurgical Division, Air & Radiation Management Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Stephanie Lansing, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Dept. of Environmental Science and Technology

  • Nutrient Credit Trading: Secretary of the Environment, Ben Grumbles

For more information and to RSVP by November 13 visit



$10.00 registration fee
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