MSBA Agricultural and Rural Law Section Annual Report | 2018 - 2019

Section Membership
As of June 17, 2019 the Section has 178 members. 

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $11,079.24 as of April 30, 2019. 

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 3 CLE programs in fiscal year 2018-19.

Program Title


Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Crop Insurance - What You Need to Know





2019 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute - Evening Social and 2.0 Elimination of Bias CLE



2.0 Elimination of Bias


 2019 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute 5/16/19 271556 5.75 36

Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 16, 2019 and 30 people attended. The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

Greg Bucher
Scott Carlson
Patrick Costello
Michael Dove
Kate Graham
Arleen Nand
Jared Peterson
Gary Hansen
Joseph Smentek

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

Sarah Jewell, Chair
Kale Van Bruggen, Vice Chair
Chris Roe, Treasurer
Melissa Cross, Secretary

Diversity and Inclusion
We have and will continue to make opportunities available for section members of all backgrounds to get involved in the section. We addressed any updates to our goals at each monthly meeting.

Other Section Accomplishments
We added an elimination of bias component to the institute, and also included a social meeting into the institute in an attempt to increase membership. We operated within our budget while still offering interesting continuing education opportunities across a diverse group of section members throughout the state.

Submitted By:
Jared Peterson, Section Chair
Date June 17, 2019