Iowa Bar Association, Agricultural Law Committee Member
Missouri Bar Association
Appanoose County Bar Association
Iowa Judicial District 8A Bar Association, Secretary and Treasurer
American Agricultural Law Association
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Board of Directors
Appanoose Economic Development Corporation, Board of Directors
Centerville-Rathbun Lake Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (President, 2016)
EveryStep Hospice, Advisory Board Member
Veterans in Agriculture, Founding Board Member (2012-2015)
United States Coast Guard, Petty Officer Second Class, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (1999-2003)
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law (2019).
Corporate and Trust Ownership of Farmland: An Examination of Fiduciary Duties Applied to Soil Health and Conservation, 24 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 31 (2019).
Helping Landowners Help New Farmers: Incentive Programs and Other Legal Tools for Transitioning Land to the Next Generation of Farmers, 17 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 37 (2012).
A Lease-based Approach to Promote Sustainable Agriculture, Part II: Drafting a Sustainable Lease, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law (2011).
A Lease-based Approach to Promote Sustainable Agriculture, Part I: Farm Tenancy Trends, Public Policy and the Outlook for Sustainability on Rented Farmland, 15 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 369 (2010).
Shall We Gather at the River: An Examination of the Potential of Iowa’s Rivers and Streams for Recreation-based Rural Economic Development, 14 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 327 (2009).
Waters for Fighting: Is Missouri Groundwater Allocation Law Adequate to Cope with Increased Demand on Water Resources, 13 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law 601 (2008).
Lectures and Other Speaking Engagements
Vermont Law School, Guest Lecture to Environmental Law Class (September 20, 2020).
Women, Food, and Agriculture Network, Landowner and Farmer Legal Issues Webinar (August 19, 2020).
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service Annual Conference, Incorporating Organic and Sustainable Farming in Lease Contracts, LaCrosse, WI (February 28, 2020).
Vermont Law School, Guest Lecture to Environmental Law Class (September 8, 2019).
Drake University Law School, Neil Hamilton Retirement Festschrift Symposium, Land Tenure and Conservation Issues, Des Moines, IA (March 29, 2019).
American Agricultural Law Association Annual Symposium, Conservation in Private Farm Arrangements, Portland, OR (October 27, 2018).
ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Building Conservation into Private Farm Arrangements, Ames, Iowa (September 20, 2018).
Indian Hills Community College Sustainable Agriculture Seminar, Ag Law and Taxation Lecture, Centerville, IA (January 19, 2016).
Drake Agricultural Law Center, Sustaining Our Iowa Land (SOIL): Past, Present and Future of Iowa’s Soil and Water Conservation Policy, Improving Farm Tenancy Agreements to Promote Conservation, Des Moines, IA (November 20, 2015).
Women, Land & Legacy, Conservation Programs and Farm Leases, Laurens, IA (August 12, 2015).
Harvesting Our Potential Farm Mentor Training, Farm Employment and Liability Issues: Employees, Volunteers, Interns and More, Coon Rapids, IA (March 14, 2015).
National Farmer Veteran Stakeholders Conference, What’s Different About a Farmer Veteran’s Business Plan, Des Moines, IA (November 14, 2014).
American Farmland Trust Annual Conference, The Role of Financial and Legal Professionals in Helping Farmers, Lexington, KY (October 21, 2014).
American Farmland Trust Annual Conference, Sustainable Farm Leases and Social Investors, Lexington, KY (October 20, 2014).
Midwest Farmer Veteran Conference, Liability for On-Farm Visitors: Volunteers, Marketing, Agri-tourism, & More, Des Moines, IA (July 26, 2014).
Iowa Bar Association Annual Meeting – Agricultural Law Section Track, Beginning and “Veteran Farmer” State and Federal Policy Update, Des Moines, IA (June 16, 2014).
Polk County Bar Association Spring General Practice CLE, 2014 Farm Bill Summary, Des Moines, IA (April 25, 2014).
ISU Beginning Farmer Center’s “Returning to the Farm Seminar,” Estate Planning: Legal Tools, Ames, IA (March 7, 2014).
Iowa House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee, Hearing On Farmer Veteran Coalition Efforts, Des Moines, IA (Feb. 2014).
American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference, Land Use Issues and Opportunities for Direct Market Farmers, Madison, WI (Oct. 30, 2013).
Iowa Bar Association Annual Meeting – Agricultural Law Section Track, Sallee, Landowner Liability, and Iowa’s Recreational Use Statute, Des Moines, IA (June 2013).
Iowa Bar Association Annual Meeting – Estate Planning Section Track, Farmland in Trusts: Trends, Concerns, & Opportunities, Des Moines, IA (June 2013).
Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s Landowner Conference, Neighbor Law: Fences, Boundaries, Drainage & More, Clear Lake, IA (March 1, 2013).
American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference, Non-Operator Landowners and New Farmers: Win-Win Scenarios for Land Access, Nashville, TN (2012).
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Personnel Educational Series, USDA Programmatic Considerations Regarding Leased Farm Land: Opportunities for Conservation and Options for Reform, Washington D.C. (2012).
American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference, Land Access Issues and Solutions for Beginning Farmers, Austin, TX (Oct. 2011).
Iowa State University – Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Guest Lecture, Diverse Owners, Farmers, and Contracts: Developing Sustainable Land Tenure Arrangements, Ames, IA (Sept. 2011).
Missouri Bar Association Real Estate Forum, Introduction to Farm, Timber, & Mineral Leases, Kansas City, MO (June 20, 2011).
American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting, Sustainability On Rented Land: Landowner Trends and Legal Tools, Omaha, NE (Oct. 8 – 9, 2010).
Other Professional Experience
Staff Attorney, Drake University Agricultural Law Center, 2010-2014