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OSU Extension Workshop to Tackle Legal Issues in Agriculture

March 3, 2009

FINDLAY, Ohio -- Legal issues in agriculture will be the focus of a one-day Ohio State University Extension conference on March 25.

The Northwest Ohio Agricultural Law Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Lighthouse Banquet Facility, 10055 W. US 224, Findlay. Registration is $30 per person and $20 for additional family or company members. The fee covers lunch and materials.

"Operating in today's agriculture requires legal knowledge," said Peggy Hall, director of OSU Extension's Agricultural and Resource Law Program. "This program will help farmers and others understand important legal issues that impact agriculture."

The Northwest Ohio Agricultural Law Conference will feature sessions taught by attorneys on Using Flexible Farm Rental Agreements, Ohio Conservancy District Law, Legal Risk Assessment Issues, Authority Over Large Livestock Operations, Farm Business Planning Strategies and an Agricultural Law Update.

Additional sponsors include the law firms of Robison, Curphey and O'Connell in Findlay; Wright Law Company, LPA in Dublin; Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Ag Credit; and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

Featured speakers include Bill Beach and Kathryn Mohr of Robison, Curphey and O'Connell; Larry Gearhardt and Dave Pennington of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; Peggy Hall; and Robert Moore of Wright Law Company, LPA.

For more information or to register, log on to, or contact the OSU Extension office in Hancock County at (419) 422-3851.

Candace Pollock
Peggy Hall