Endangered Species Act on agenda for at Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference
By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture
April 26, 2019
- Attorney Jim Noles to speak at Sixth Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference
- The presentation will discuss environmental law issues for attorneys, lenders and landowners
- Conference scheduled for June 6-7 at the University of Memphis
- Register online at https://nationalaglawcenter.org/midsouthcle2019/
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Environmental regulations provide both protections and challenges — protections for natural resources and the people and animals who depend on them; compliance challenges for many landowners. At the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, Jim Noles, founding partner at Barze Taylor Noles Lowther, LLC, will address how attorneys, lenders and landowners can best navigate related regulatory issues.
The conference, hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center, based at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is scheduled for June 6-7. It will be held at the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis, Tennessee.
Environmental law is a focus of Noles’s career, including experience with the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and many more.
This will be Noles’s first time speaking at the conference and Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center, said his lecture will include vital information for those involved in agricultural and environmental law.
“Jim is widely respected for his environmental law background and has experience dealing with environmental law issues that farmers, lenders, and landowners must deal with,” Pittman said. “We’re thrilled to have him share his expertise with this year’s attendees.”
Noles comes from a farming family.
"My grandfather's father's family farmed cotton in the creek bottoms of southern Tennessee, raised in what seemed to be a two-room wooden house with nine brothers and sisters,” Noles said. “So, I've always appreciated how closely farmers are tied to the environment. Their fortunes, and their families' fortunes, rise and fall with it.
“I'm hoping that my talk will help listeners develop a sense of what challenges are present on the environmental horizon, particularly on the federal front,” he said. “Forewarned is forearmed. My topics will include developments related to the Endangered Species Act and current state of the efforts to define Waters of the United States.”
This conference is approved for six hours of continuing legal education in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, including one hour of ethics. It is approved for 7.2 hours of continuing legal education in Missouri, including 1.2 hours of ethics. The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers has approved the conference for seven hours of continuing education credit. Participants who register before May 14 will receive an additional two hours of online CLE credit.
For more information, including registration, on the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, visit: https://nationalaglawcenter.org/midsouthcle2019/.
About the National Agricultural Law Center
The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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