Agriculture is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. Government oversight, increased litigation, legal and policy issues that demand careful analysis, and a multitude of legal complexities have created a need for Extension professionals to better understand this complicated regulatory environment. To address this need, the University of Florida has implemented two curriculum adjustments in the last decade. Past studies discussing legal education and Extension have been included along with potential recommendations for the Cooperative Extension Service.
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Conklin, R., & Olexa, M. (2012). Planting the Legal Seed: The Benefit of Agricultural Law Education for Extension Professionals. The Journal of Extension, 50(5), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss5/11