2021 MSBA Agricultural and Rural Law Institute | Part II

Event Description


The Section is excited to continue a tradition, now in its 30th consecutive year, of presenting recent developments and the latest hot topics in agricultural law. We are dividing the content up into three parts. We hope you can join us!

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Minnesota’s COVID-19 Response from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture  (1.0 Standard)

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the systems we have in place and our agricultural food systems were amongst those most severely impacted.  You will learn about what challenges arose over the last year and what strategies were used to address and overcome them from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Deputy Commissioner Andrea Vaubel | Minnesota Department of Agriculture

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm   Minnesota Industrial Hemp Regulations under Federal Rule (1.0 Standard)

The 2021 Growing Season will be the first year in Minnesota that industrial hemp growers will be regulated under the 2018 Farm Bill and USDA’s new federal rule. This panel will cover changes in regulations from the perspective of regulators and growers, as well as trends in the industry.

Assistant Commissioner Whitney Place | Minnesota Department of Agriculture

CLE Credits:

2.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 355971


Ag and Rural Law Section Members: Free*
Non-Section Member: $25
Law Student: Free

*Join the Section for $15 and attend for free! Email kerbach@mnbars.org to take advantage of this deal.

Deadline to register: April 26, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments:  Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: 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 the program manager. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Kayla Erbach


Register for this Event


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom