Upcoming Conferences


Women in Agricultural Leadership Conference – May 27-28, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM.

Texas Agricultural Law Course – May 28-29, 2015 – Lubbock, TX.  This is a great CLE program for attorneys.  For more information, click here.

Universities Council on Water Resources Conference – June 16-18, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV.

AAEA Conference – July 26-28, 2015 – San Francisco, CA.

Hill Country Program – October 17-18, 2015 – Fredericksburg, TX.

American Agricultural Law Association Conference – October 21-23, 2015 – Charleston, SC.  I’ve been an AALA member for years and there is no better ag law conference out there!  For more info, click here.

Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show – December 1-3, 2015 – Amarillo, TX.


Past Conferences

Southern Dairy Conference – January 20-21, 2015 – Atlanta, GA.  I will be speaking on “protecting your agricultural operation in today’s legal climate.”

USDA Outlook Conference – February 19-20, 2015 – Washington, DC.  I will be speaking on the impact of ag and wildlife use valuation methods on cattle restocking in Texas.

Texas & Southwest Cattle Raisers Convention – March 27-29, 2015 – Ft. Worth, TX.  I will be speaking on grazing leases and on pipeline easement negotiation.  [For more information, click here.]

Changing Face of Water Rights – February 25 – 27, 2015 – San Antonio, TX.

Texas Land Trust Conference – March 4-6, 2015 – Austin, TX.

Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference – April 23-24, 2015 – Kerville, TX.

Extension Risk Management Education Conference – April 29-30, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN.

Texas Water Law Institute – November 19-21, 2014 – Austin, TX.  For more information, visit the UTCLE website.

Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show – December 2-4, 2014 – Amarillo, TX.

Estate Planning Workshop – December 5, 2014 – Austin, TX.  For more information, visit the UTCLE website.

American Water Resources Association Annual Conference – November 3-6, 2014 – Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Visit the AWRA website for more information.  (I presented on regulatory takings, specifically discussing the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Bragg case and the proper measure of damages, on a panel along with Jesse Richardson, Andrea Wortzel, and Tony Francois.)

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference – October 19-21, 2014 – Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Visit the AALA website for more info.  (I moderated a panel discussion on surface landowner issues during the oil boom and spoke on a panel discussing agricultural leases.)

Groves Conference on Marriage and Family “Fracking and Families” – June 26-30, 2014 – State College, Pennsylvania.  (Dr. Rebekka Dudensing and I prepared materials discussing the impact of the oil and gas boom on Texas.)

Universities Council on Water Resources Conference – June 18-20, 2014 – Boston, Massachusetts.  For more info, visit the UCOWR website.  (I will be speaking on two panels at this conference.  The first presentation will be a discussion of the potential impacts of the Texas v. New Mexico lawsuit with Dr. Ari Mickelson, Dr. Ron Lacewell, and Dr. Brian Hurd.  The second will be an overview of various interstate water disputes and the panel will include Jesse Richardson, Drew Kershen, Jim Bradbury, and myself.)

John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course – May 29-30, 2014 – Lubbock, Texas.  For more information, visit the Texas Bar CLE website.

Texas Water 2014 –  April 14 – 17, 2014 – Dallas, Texas.  (I spoke with Amber Miller discussing where water used in fracking fits within the Texas groundwater statutory scheme.)

Women in Agriculture Education National Conference – April 1-3, 2014 – Indianapolis, Indiana.  (I presented with Paul Goeringer of the University of Maryland on risk management education, focusing specifically on water law education in Texas.)

Southern Agricultural Economics Association Meeting – January 30 – February 4, 2014 – Dallas, Texas.  (I spoke on a panel with Shannon Ferrell and Paul Goeringer discussing risk management education.)

Texas Water Law Institute – December 4-6, 2013 – Austin, Texas.  Visit UT Law CLE for more info.

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference  –  October 31 – November 2, 2013  –  Madison, Wisconsin.  Visit the AALA website for more info.

American Bar Association “Renewable Energy Law for the Agricultural Community”  Online CLE – October 10, 2013.  Visit Rincker Law for more information.

American Agricultural Law Center “Enforcing Animal Welfare Laws:  Whose Job Is It Anyway?” Webinar – October 10, 2013.  Visit the NALC website for more info.

Texas Energy Update – October 4, 2013 – Dallas, Texas.  Visit the Jackson Walker website for more information.

Texas Public Policy Foundation – Plumbing the Depths of Surface Water Rights – September 19, 2013 – Austin, Texas.  Visit here for more info.

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts Groundwater Summit – August 27-29, 2013 – San Marcos, Texas.  Visit here for more info.

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course  – August 5-7, 2013  – College Station, Texas.  Visit the Texas A&M Animal Science website for more info.  (I gave a presentation regarding grazing leases to a group of about 125 producers.)

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