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Landowner Oriented Agricultural Law Webinars Will Be Held in March and April

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Antietam National Battlefield in Washington County, Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay Program
Antietam National Battlefield in Washington County, Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay Program

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The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) will host five webinars via zoom every Friday starting on Friday, March 31st and ending on Friday, April 28th. The free webinars will cover those legal issues that Maryland landowners may face. A grant funds the program through the Northeast Risk Management Education Center.

The webinars 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, fencing laws, livestock liability, and estate planning. As well as additional feature speakers are Tim Bishton with Crow Insurance Agency, Stephanie Brophy with Dulany Leahy Curtis & Brophy LLP, and Brooke Schumm with Levin Gann, P.A.

“These webinars 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.

Each webinar will begin at 12:00 pm and run to 1:30 pm. The dates and topics are:

  • March 31st- Negligence, Livestock, and Guests on Farmland

  • April 7th- Fencing and Right to Farm

  • April 14- Agricultural Leasing

  • April 21- Understanding Insurance

  • April 28- Working with an Ag Law Attorney

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

To register, please visit For more information, please get in touch with Paul Goeringer at If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event or activity, please get in touch with Paul Goeringer.

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


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