Save The Date: Local Food Law CLE

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I have a "farm crush" on the Growing Chefs rooftop garden in Brooklyn. I love seeing that pretty New York skyline in the background (hey- I also love mountains... both equally exotic to this Midwestern girl). Annie Novak will be presenting at the New York Agri-Women Annual Meeting on Saturday in Riverhead, New York.

With my work as the Chair of the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee, I will be moderating a local food law CLE on May 10, 2012 from 2-4pm.  The purpose of this CLE webinar is to give the practitioner the tools necessary to properly counsel various segments of the local food movement.  You do not have to be an attorney to attend the CLE.

The faculty will broadly discuss a myriad of legal issues affecting “local food” including (1) state preference laws for locally grown food, (2) direct marketing (including Community Supported Agriculture and farmers markets), (3) the Food Safety and Modernization Act exemptions, (4) “Cottage Food Operation Laws” (i.e., home-based kitchens), (5) land use and zoning concerns with urban agriculture, (6) food labeling regulations (including organic labeling requirements), (7) “agri-tourism” and “agri-tainment” as it applies to the local food industry, (8) strict liability and other tort law concerns, (9) liability insurance, (10) raw milk, and (11) value-added food products.

Photo of Annie presenting to members of American Agri-Women and New York Agri-Women in Summer 2010 at her rooftop garden.

More details on registration and faculty announcements coming soon so stay tuned.  In the meantime, please mark your calendars.  If you are interested in learning more about Growing Chefs you can visit this website for follow Annie on Twitter.

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