2020 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute | Part I

Event Description

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, please email kerbach@mnbars.org before 3PM on May 12. Registration inquiries received on May 13 are not guaranteed.


The Section is excited to continue a tradition, now in its 29th consecutive year, of presenting recent developments and the latest hot topics in agricultural law. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's Institute looks a little different than previous years. We are dividing the content up into two half-day remote sessions on May 13 and May 20. We hope you can join us!

Part I Schedule:

9:45 a.m. Agricultural and Rural Law Section Annual Meeting

All members or prospective members of the Agricultural and Rural Law Section are invited to attend the annual meeting.

10:00 a.m.  Understanding the Dynamics of USDA Farm Programs in a Changing Ag Economy

This session will provide an overview of past and present USDA farm programs and how they have changed and been adjusted over time, as well as potential adjustments that may occur going forward. Kent will also provide an update on emergency aid programs related to agriculture that have been enacted due to the current Coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

Kent Thiesse | Farm Management Analyst and Sr. Vice President, MinnStar Bank

11:00 a.m.  State Legislative Update

This program will provide an update on issues affecting agriculture and rural Minnesota during the 2020 legislative session.

Bruce Kleven | Attorney, Lobbyist and Mediator

12:00 PM - Case Law Update

This presentation will review recent court decisions affecting your agricultural and rural practice.

Mike Dove | Attorney at Gislason & Hunter LLP

Dean Zimmerli | Attorney at Gislason & Hunter LLP

CLE Credits:

3.0 Standard credits | Event Code: 302959


Section Member: $35
Non-Section Member:  $50
Law Students: Free
MSBA Members, join the Section and attend for $35 (must email kerbach@mnbars.org to register)

Remote Participation: 

Instructions will be sent the day before the CLE. If you cannot find the instructions, please check your junk or spam folder before contacting kerbach@mnbars.org .

If you are new to remote participation with Adobe Connect, we encourage you to log in 15 minutes before the start of the program. Staff will be available in the virtual classroom to assist with any questions that you have

Want more information about the Agricultural and 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 notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Pre-Registration is Closed

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

9:45 AM to 1:00 PM