The visit included a day of panel discussions, remarks and audience feedback on the next generation of agriculture and land tenure issues. This was the first in the USDA series, which will each be hosted in partnership with leading universities across the country and focus on a range of current agricultural issues.
Three of our LL.M. alumni were selected by USDA to address the forum as panel members. Janie Hipp, Director of the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative at the School of Law; Allen Olson, practicing attorney and adjunct professor in the LL.M. Program; and Monica Rainge, Director of Land Retention and Advocacy for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives / Land Assistance Fund.
Appreciation is expressed to staff at The University of Arkansas School of Law and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences who partnered to host the USDA New Farmers and Land Tenure Fall Forum.
And, a special shout out to our UA alumna and Arkansas native, Ashlee Nicole Johnson, who serves as Deputy Scuse's Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C.