New York Office535 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
New York, NY 10017
Office: (212) 427-2049
Fax: (212) 202-6077
Illinois Office701 Devonshire Drive C12
Champaign, IL 61820
Office: (217) 254-5858
Skype: Cari.Rincker


July 16, 2015 – Overview of Farm Leases
I will give an overview of farm leases and discuss many issues.

August 20, 2015 – Drafting Embryo Transfer Contracts for Cattle Producers
I will delve into Embryo Transfer (“ET”) contracts for cattle producers. In doing so, I will explain the science behind ET to help the contract draftsman understand the lingo used in the industry and the issues that the contract should address.

September 24, 2015 – Protecting the Food or Agri-Business:  Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements
I will touch upon three major issues to help protect the food or agri-business, namely (1) contract management, (2) trademarks and other intellectual property concerns, and (3) non-disclosure agreements. The presentation will discuss ways the food and agriculture lawyer can help manage these issues for the growing food or agri-business.

October 23, 2015 – Overview of Common Agriculture Contracts
I will give a cursory overview of common agriculture contracts including (1) Agriculture Production Contracts,
(2) Custom Feeding Arrangements, (3) Farm Leases, (4) Farm Machinery Leases, (5) Leasing Animals, and (6) Partnership Agreements.

November 12, 2015 – Overview of New York Farm Animal Welfare Law
I will give an overview of farm animal cruelty law in New York as it applies to livestock producers. I briefly discuss search and seizure of farm animals, and conclude with pointers for agriculture lawyers to help counsel livestock producers develop a plan for their farm.


So You Wanna Be An Ag Lawyer?

Cari Rincker will have an “open mic” on the first Friday of the month from 2-3pm ET answering questions about how to become an agriculture attorney. Cari will address common concerns including:

• Applying/choosing a law school
• Learning about agriculture law
• Finding connections in the agriculture legal community
• Different agriculture law careers
• Building an agriculture law brand
• Involvement in professional organizations
• Finding mentors
• Networking with attorneys and non-attorneys
• Hanging an agriculture law shingle

There is no charge for this event. To RSVP, please email Cari at and put the date that you wish to participate in the email subject. You will receive instructions via email. Group Skype will be used to host the call and will be limited to 10 participants. Cari’s Skype username is cari.rincker.

The neFriday-with-Carixt Fridays with Cari webinar series is coming soon.  Feel free to email Cari if you have an idea for a webinar that you would like to participate in.