Oklahoma Farm Bureau has announced its support for the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Agricultural Law Association, a student-led organization created for students interested in agriculture and agricultural law.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to invest in law students who have a passion for the agriculture industry,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “Many of these students have deep roots in agriculture, rural Oklahoma and Farm Bureau, so we’re proud to help foster their enthusiasm to contribute to the agriculture community in their legal careers.”
The ALA hosted its first meeting in August 2019 after several students noticed an absence of a student organization that focuses on agriculture. The students worked to create a new organization focused on educating others about the agriculture industry while also providing networking opportunities within the field.
“The Agricultural Law Association is ecstatic about the opportunity to advocate for the agriculture industry and provide networking opportunities for interested students,” said Allison Christian, ALA president. “There are many students from diverse backgrounds who wish to work in this industry in some facet after law school. ALA is optimistic about the level of student interest at OU Law and is excited about the future of agricultural law in this state.”
Programming for the organization involves monthly meetings, networking events and social events. The group hosts practitioners from different facets of the industry to discuss opportunities for students interested in a career in agricultural law.