Over the next few months I will be participating in an online animals and agriculture production law and policy course for attorneys coordinated by Prof. Drew Kershen from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Prof. Linda Chezem, Elizabeth Rumley, Esq. & Rusty Rumley, Esq. will be co-teachers for the course. The weekly course will discuss important animal agriculture law/policy issues including animal welfare/cruelty, animals used for scientific research, veterinary care, animal slaughter/harvest, U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) National Organic Program, livestock identification, food labeling, use of antimicrobials, food safety, land use and zoning concerns such as livestock sitting statutes, international trade, and the USDA Grain, Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (“GIPSA”) proposed regulations.
I am very excited for the course and I know it will be worth-while. I hope to post information on this blog applicable to my readers so please stay tuned. If you are an attorney and interested in participating in the course in the future please contact Prof. Drew Kershen at firstname.lastname@example.org.