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Tue, Jan 16



Owning and Renting Farmland in MD: Answers to Common Legal Questions

Are you owning, renting, or moving to an agricultural area and have questions about common legal issues from right-to-farm, leasing, livestock liability, and solar? Then this workshop is for you

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Owning and Renting Farmland in MD: Answers to Common Legal Questions
Owning and Renting Farmland in MD: Answers to Common Legal Questions

Time & Location

Jan 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Cockeysville, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030, USA


About the event

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) will host a one-day workshop on Jan. 16th in Cockeysville at the Baltimore County Ag Center. The So You Want to Own Farmland in Maryland workshop will be from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The free program will cover those legal issues that Maryland landowners may face. A grant funds the program through the Northeast Risk Management Education Center.

The workshop will feature Paul Goeringer, a Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Specialist in agricultural law. He will address leasing, landowner liability issues, right-to-farm law, and estate planning. The workshops will also involve research related to solar development by Elizabeth Thilmany, a Faculty Specialist in AREC.  Dr. Alex Chen, University of Maryland Extension, a Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist and Senior Agent will discuss family communications strategies.

“These workshops will be a great opportunity for landowners and other professionals in rural areas to learn about some of the basic legal issues that many deal with daily. They can understand their rights and responsibilities whether they are involved in agriculture or own land in a rural area,” said Goeringer.

Lunch is provided with the workshops. Each workshop will begin at 9 am with a check-in, and the workshops will run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Participants will receive copies of Extension fact sheets and other valuable documents as a part of the workshop series.

For more information, please get in touch with Paul Goeringer at

This workshop is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2021‐70027‐34693.

University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity, please contact your local University of Maryland Extension Office.


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