September, October webinars to offer information on legal liabilities on farms

(09/16/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter will offer a two-part webinar series to help farm operators identify and address legal risks.

The webinars are part of the LSU AgCenter Inspired by Annie’s project and are being organized in collaboration with the Louisiana office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The first webinar, set for Sept. 28 at 1 p.m., will cover animal welfare and legal liabilities related to petting zoos and agritourism operations. Elizabeth Rumley, of the National Agricultural Law Center, will lead the presentation, titled “Petting Zoos and Carriage Rides: What Happens if Something Goes Wrong?”

The second webinar will follow on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Presented by Rusty Rumley, also of the National Agricultural Law Center, this event will provide information on agricultural estate planning. Topics will include estate planning tips and tools such as wills, trusts and retirement accounts.

The sessions are open to farmers, farm operators, extension agents and anyone who wants to learn more about legal risk management pertaining to agricultural operations. Webinars will be held via Zoom; no account or camera is needed.

Registration is free. Visit to sign up for the first webinar, and to register for the second.

Annie’s Project is a national program dedicated to providing educational programs designed to strengthen women’s role in their farming operations.

For more information, contact Maria Bampasidou, state coordinator for the project, at 225-578-2367 or Additional information is online at and

9/16/2021 3:36:37 PM
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