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National Ag Law Center to host workshops for producers


The National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a series of producer workshop meetings throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas that will focus on farm bill reauthorization, federal crop insurance, environmental regulation, and other current legal and policy issues of direct interest to producers.

"This is an opportunity to help equip mid-south farmers with the knowledge they need to navigate their industry in the coming year," said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Pittman and Grant Ballard, Center Research Consultant and Associate with the Banks Law Firm, PLLC, will be presenters at each workshop.

Each workshop begins at 10 a.m. and runs until noon. There is no charge to attend and lunch will be served. The workshop schedule:

Oct. 23--Delhi, La., at the Richland Parish, Delhi Civic Center, 232 Denver St.;

Nov. 1--Clarksdale, Miss., at the Clarksdale Train Station, 100 Blues Alley Lane, Clarksdale;

Nov. 6--Stuttgart, Ark., at the Grand Prairie Center, 2709 Highway 165 South; and

Jan. 31, 2013--Rohwer, Ark., at the Rowher Research Station: From Hwy. 65, exit on Hwy. 138 East at Winchester and proceed approximately 15 miles to Hwy. 1. The Station is located at the intersection of Hwy. 138 and Hwy. 1. The Station office is approximately .75 miles north of the intersection.

For additional information or inquiries regarding the workshops, please contact Center Director Harrison Pittman at or 479-575-7640.

The producer meetings are provided with generous support from the Banks Law Firm, PLLC, a firm that focuses on representation of agricultural producers, plaintiffs' damage claims, commercial disputes, and white collar criminal defense.

The gift was provided by the Banks Law Firm, PLLC to provide a legal educational series for producers and to help publicize the 25th Anniversary of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas. Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas the Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and serves as the nation's leading source of agricultural and food law research and information.

For more about the National Agricultural Law Center, visit

Date: 10/22/2012


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