CLE & Events

2017 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Gallery 7 / Willmar Conference Center  Willmar, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $200.00

Deadline to Register: May 15

Join us for the 2017 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute which will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar, Minnesota.  The MSBA Agricultural & Rural Law Section is excited to continue a tradition, now in its 26th consecutive year, of presenting recent developments and the latest hot topics in agricultural law. Come for the practical education and the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues.  We look forward to seeing you in Willmar!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


8:00 - 9:00am - Check-in and Breakfast

8:30 - 8:55am - Agricultural & Rural Law Section Annual Meeting
All members or perspective members of the Section are invited to attend. Remote access is available.

8:55 - 9:00am - Welcome
Greg Bucher, Section Chair | Attorney at Stoneberg Giles & Stroup, PA

9:00 - 9:30am - Legislative Update
Bruce Kleven | Attorney, Lobbyist and Mediator

9:30 - 10:15am - Minnesota Buffers
Kale Van Bruggen | Attorney at Rinke Noonan

10:15 - 10:30am - Break

10:30 - 11:15 am - Big Data on the Farm
Dr. David Bullock | Senior Economist at AgriBank, FCB

11:15 - 12:00pm - Recruiting Attorneys to Rural Practice
Patrick Costello | Attorney at Costello, Carlson & Butzon, LLP
David Moody | Attorney at Johnson, Moody, Schmidt, and Kleinhuizen
Kevin Stroup | Attorney at Stoneberg, Giles and Stroup, PA

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm - Agritourism and Bio-Security: The Next Frontier in Agriculture
Carrie Klumb | Senior Epidemiologist at Minnesota Department of Health

2:00 - 3:00pm - Case Law Update
Jennifer Lurken| Attorney at Gislason & Hunter LLP
Sarah Jewell | Attorney at Franz Hultgren Evenson, PA
Sarah Duffy | Attorney at Pemberton Law Firm

3:00 - 3:15pm - Break

3:15 - 4:15pm - FDA Veterinary Feed Directive: Regulation of Antibiotics
Susan Stokes | Assistant Commissioner at Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Dr. Nicole Neeser | Program Manager for Dairy, Meat, Poultry and Egg Inspection at State of Minnesota

4:15 - 4:30pm - Questions & Answers

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms have been reserved for Wednesday and Thursday night at the
Best Western Plus located onsite.  Our group rate is $119.99 for a king and $129.99 for two queens. Call 320-235-6060 and ask for the Minnesota State Bar Association group rate. Reservations must be received by May 5.

CLE Credits:

5.75 Standard CLE credits applied for | Event Code: 239820


Section Member: $150
Non-Section Member:  $200
MSBA Members, join the Section and attend for $150 (must call to register)

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE.

Want more information about the Agricultural & Rural Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Kayla Erbach | 612-278-6325

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Kayla Erbach. Please provide at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.

No sessions have been associated with this event.