Editors’ note: This column originally appeared in the Nov. 25, 2014 edition of the Delmarva Farmer (Vol. 39, No. 39). It should be noted that even Paul feels like he has beaten the needs assessment to death with this article.
This month, I’m taking a break from discussing a legal issue with you and focusing on a recently completed legal needs assessment from the Agricultural Law Education Initiative (ALEI). The report was prepared by Wanding Zhang, former ALEI members Lori Lynch and William Pons, and ALEI members Stephan Tubene and myself. The report is based on 22 structured interviews of representatives from agricultural, waterman, natural resource, and environmental groups and leaders in state government, and a survey of University of Maryland Extension (UME) agricultural faculty to gain a better understanding of Maryland agriculture’s legal needs. For those interested in reading the full report, please see http://bit.ly/mdaglaw1 to access the full report.Read More