Workshop to address legal risks for livestock and dairy producers

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Livestock and dairy producers can learn more about legal risks and what they can do to reduce them in a workshop hosted by Ohio State University Extension and the National Agricultural Law Center.

"Livestock farmers today face increasing legal risks," said Peggy Hall, OSU Extension's agricultural attorney. "Our goal is to focus on some of the new and most pressing legal risk areas to help our producers minimize potential liability."

The workshop will be offered 6:30-9:30 p.m. on two dates in two locations:

  • March 13 at Ohio State University's Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon.
  • March 20 at OSU Extension's Morrow County office, 871 W. Marion Road, Mt. Gilead.

Speakers for the workshop are Hall and Elizabeth Rumley, attorney with the National Agricultural Law Center. The two attorneys have collaborated on a workshop handbook and presentation that will include such topics as animal cruelty law; Ohio Livestock Care Standards; farm security laws and issues; animal identification requirements; and Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration regulations.

The workshop is free, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's North Central Risk Management Education Center. However, space is limited and participants are encouraged to register through OSU Extension in order to receive the workshop handbook.

To register for the March 13 Piketon workshop, call 740-289-4837. To register for the March 20 Mt. Gilead workshop, call 419-947-1070.

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