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State and Provincial Laws and Lawsuits; Farm Security, Protection

2019 Ag Chairs Summit
July 15, 2019
10:45 am to 12:00 pm
Imperial 1-2-3

Iowa | Senator Annette Sweeney

Idaho | Senator Jim Patrick

North Carolina | Senator Brent Jackson

Animal Confinement Bills | Gary Baise, OFW Law

Farm Security Session Summary


Jim Patrick

Idaho Senate

Jim is a fifth generation farmer. Senator Patrick served in the House from 2007 to 2012, and has served in the Senate since 2013 [node:read-more:link]

Annette Sweeney

Iowa Senate

An Iowa native, Senator Annette Sweeney grew up on a family farm near Buckeye. After graduating from college, she educated middle school students as a teacher of English and speech. Upon her father’s untimely death in 1983, Senator Sweeney moved back home to Buckeye to the family farm with her mother and sister. [node:read-more:link]

Brent Jackson

North Carolina Senate

Senator Jackson was first elected to  the North Carolina Senate in 2010. He serves as Co-Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee and Vice Chair, Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee. He is also the founder, president and CEO of Jackson Farming Company


Gary Baise


Gary Baise, a principal at OFW Law who is also co-head of the litigation practice, specializes in the Clean Water Act; Clean Air


Eddie Fields

Oklahoma Senate

A third generation Osage County (OK) cattle rancher, Senator Fields served from 2010-2018. He is the SARL Vice President. [node:read-more:link]