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Eighth Annual Ag & Environmental Law Conference

October 28, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Do you have trouble keeping up to date with agricultural and environmental laws? The
Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference (AELC), hosted by the Agriculture Law
Education Initiative (ALEI), is a unique event that brings together stakeholders from Maryland's
agricultural, conservation, and legal fields. The AELC focuses on the network of environmental
laws affecting Maryland's agricultural businesses. Whether you are concerned about the
upcoming Farm Bill or want to learn more about the growth of the hemp industry – the
Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is here to provide you with the information you
seek on all current agricultural law concerns. We are pleased to invite all agricultural service
providers, attorneys, educators, environmentalists, producers, policymakers, and students to our
2022 Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference both virtually and in person! The
conference will be held on October 28 th from 8AM-3PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis,

The AELC conference is an opportunity for networking, educational growth, and finding
innovative solutions when it comes to the intricacies between environmental law and agriculture.
Sessions planned for the 2022 conference include the upcoming debate on the Farm Bill,
agricultural and environmental law developments, food waste, environmental justice, heirs’
property, and the hemp industry in MD.

The conference will begin with a look at how Maryland’s new Partition of Property Act helps
Maryland families who are faced with tangled title issues preserve their families’ wealth and
legacies in the form of real property that can be passed to the next generation. The law impacts
both urban and rural families and helps owners of heirs’ property better protect and manage the
land they own.

One of the morning panels will focus on a new environmental justice (EJ) screening process for
permits from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Starting this fall, MDE
permit applicants will need to include an EJ score from a new tool in permit applications. This
panel will include a demonstration of the EJ tool and legal analysis of how this program will
impact Maryland.

The conference will be held on Friday, October 28 th with registration starting at 7:30AM. In
person tickets will be $50/person with meals provided. Livestream will be offered at $40/person.
Livestream attendees will be required to register prior to the event in order to receive the link
needed to log in. Regardless of how you plan to attend, the ALEI conference is a great
investment to learn more about current issues impacting agriculture and the environment. It’s
also a great opportunity to receive two nutrient Management credits through the Maryland
Department of Agriculture! We look forward to having everyone join us on October 28th at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis, MD! You can register on our website at
Have questions or are interested in getting more information? Feel free to reach out to our ALEI
Coordinator Ryan Zimmerman @


October 28, 2022
7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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