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We’re just getting started here.  As a service to our members, this site will host videos of the annual CLE, as well as a library of articles on a variety of topics germane to the Section.  We also anticipate that the site will host the Section bylaws, minutes and other administrative filings and documentation.  Should you have revisions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Heath Curtiss at heath@ofic.com.

Meanwhile, find the most recent Section announcements below.

University of Arkansas to Host Webinar on Animal Welfare Enforcement

On Oct. 10, 2013, the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas will host a webinar titled, “Enforcing Animal Welfare Statutes: Whose Job Is It, Anyway?” from 12-1 (CDT)/1-2 (EST). The program will address the authority of private citizens to enforce animal welfare laws at homes, farms, and businesses. Nationally, the authority ranges from the power to arrest to the ability to seize and destroy property.

The Center will assist attorneys seeking CLE approval in Oregon and elsewhere. Written CLE materials will identify and discuss states’ laws in this area, which will be a very handy resource. Cost of the program is $95. For more info including online registration, just head to the Center’s website at www.nationalaglawcenter.org and select the Center Outreach tab.

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Lawyers Needed for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

The United States Government has established the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to make available up to $1.33 billion or more to farmers who alleged discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) based on being female, or based on being Hispanic, in making or servicing farm loans during certain periods between 1981 and 2000.  Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal assistance network of attorneys to assist claimants in the completion of the official Claims Form.  For background information on the USDA HWFRCP, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center website and/or visit the official Claims Process website at www.farmerclaims.gov.  Attorney involvement with the HWFRCP can be done on a pro bono basis, or for compensation.  Additional information can be found at:

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/usda-claims/

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January Meeting Notice

Please join us for our January Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, January 4, 2013, at 8:30 am.

The conference call number is 1-800-361-5659, Passcode 149804. Once connected, you can reach an operator for assistance from Premiere by hitting *0. If you experience any problems dialing into the conference call, please contact Premiere Customer Service at 1-877-807-0970.

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you require a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, or other accommodations, contact Dani Edwards, Bar Liaison, at ext. 426 no later than 72 hours in advance of the meeting date.

The January agenda and December draft minutes may be downloaded here.

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Annual Member Meeting

Please join us for our Annual Member Meeting on November 2, 2012 at 8:30 am.  Among other items of business, we will be electing new officers and members of the Executive Committee.  The Nominating Committee has offered the following slate:

Officers:

Chair:  Wyatt E. Rolfe
Chair-Elect:  Helen Nelson
Past-Chair:  Andrew G. Martin
Secretary:  Karin E. Dallas
Treasurer:  Michael J. Gelardi

Members-at-Large (Term Date 12/31/14):

Heath Curtiss
Charles K. Toole

Continuing Member-at-Large (Term Date 12/31/13):

David C. Baum
Justin D. Gericke
Joseph H. Hobson
Caroline Lobdell
Brandy Augusta Sargent

Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor.

For a link to the meeting agenda, and a draft of the previous meeting’s minutes, please click here.

The conference call number is 1-800-361-5659, Passcode 149804.

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February Executive Committee Meeting

The next Executive Committee meeting will be February 3, 2012, at 8:30 am.  Please join by calling in to the following conference:

Number:  1 (800) 361-5659
Passcode:  149804

You may download a copy of the meeting agenda, as well as the draft minutes from the January meeting by clicking here.

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December Executive Committee Meeting

The next Executive Committee meeting will be December 2, 2011, at 8:30 am.  Please join by calling in to the following conference:

Number:  1 (800) 361-5659
Passcode:  149804

You may download a copy of the meeting agenda, as well as the draft minutes from the November meeting by clicking here.

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Annual Business Meeting

Please join us for the annual Membership Meeting of the Agricultural Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.  Among other things, we’ll be discussing the Executive Committee’s plans for 2012, approving the 2012 budget, and selecting the new Executive Committee members and officers.  All are welcome.  Please join us at 8:30 am Pacific time, Friday, November 4, 2011, by calling in to the following conference:

Number:  1 (800) 361-5659
Passcode:  149804

You may download copies of the meeting agenda, draft October meeting minutes, and Nominating Committee slate by clicking here.  You may download the proposed budget for 2012 here.

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2011 Annual Round-Up

The 2011 Annual Round-Up is now posted, complete with videos!  Check it out here.

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