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Agricultural Law Annual CLE & Meeting

5.5 hrs. CLE including 1.0 hr. Ethics

When: Friday, September 22
8:30 am - 5:00 pm ET
Where: Maple Leaf Farms
101 W Church St
Leesburg, Indiana  46538
United States
Contact: Sherry Allan

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Sponsored by the ISBA Agricultural Law Section

5.5 hours CLE including 1.0 hour Ethics


8:30 - 9:00 am



9:00 - 9:30 am

Welcome and Introduction to Maple Leaf Farms

Brianna Schroeder, Janzen Ag Law, Ag Law Section Chair

Janelle Deatsman, Maple Leaf Farms


9:30 - 10:30 am

Ag Lending in a Down Economy (1.0 hr. CLE)

Jim Carlberg, Bose McKinney & Evans

Bruce Everhart, Wells Fargo

Steve Wilson, First Farmers Bank & Trust


10:30 - 10:45 am



10:45 -- 11:30 am

State and National Legislative and Regulatory Update (0.75 hr. CLE)

Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau


11:30 - 12:30 pm

Lunch (included)


12:30 - 1:30 pm

Responding to Ag Emergencies (1.0 hr. CLE)

Nancy King, Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Sarah Simpson, Board of Animal Health

Tom Vanderpool, Indiana Department of Transportation

MOD: Brianna Schroeder, Janzen Ag Law


1:30 - 1:45 pm



1:45 - 2:30 pm

USDA Conservation Programs (0.75 hrs. CLE)

Jordan Seger, Indiana State Department of Agriculture


2:30 - 3:30 pm

Legal Issues Surrounding Expanded Uses of GMOs (1.0 hr. CLE)

Alexandra French, Barnes & Thornburg

Bill Padgett, Barnes & Thornburg

Bill Wales, Barnes & Thornburg

Eric Williams, Barnes & Thornburg


3:30 - 4:30 pm

Ethics: The Every Day Rules of Professional Conduct (1.0 hr. CLE/Ethics)

Alan Townsend, Bose McKinney & Evans


4:30 - 5:00 pm

Cooking Demonstration by Maple Leaf Farms


More About Maple Leaf Farms

For more than half a century, Maple Leaf Farms has produced safe, high-quality foods in a thoughtful and responsible manner. Through the years, we have preserved the ideas we were founded upon: contribution to local communities, responsibility for the environment, respect for others and insistence on high quality. Today, our fourth generation, family-owned company leads the market with innovative, value-added duck products of superior quality.


Since the beginning, our ducks have been raised on local, family-owned farms. These farmers provide exceptional care for our ducks and follow animal well-being guidelines outlined in our Trident Stewardship Program. They are genuinely committed to raising the best birds possible. 


ISBA Members - Take advantage of Early Bird Registration by August 25 to lock in your registration price of $175!


Regular Pricing 

$190  ISBA Member

$275  Non-ISBA Member

Free   Students


Cancellation Policy

A $25 service fee will be applied to cancellations received on or before 9/15/17. No refunds on cancellations received after 9/15/17. If you send someone else in your place, please provide the ISBA with that person's name.

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