Penn State Law has conducted agricultural law outreach activities since the time of the merger between Penn State University and the Dickinson School of Law. These activities originally were conducted through the name of the Agricultural Law Research and Education Center. Subsequently, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center Act, 3 PA. STAT. §§ 2201 – 2009, and all Penn State Law agricultural law outreach activities were then conducted through the name of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center.
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center conducts cutting-edge research on current and emerging legal issues of interest to the international agricultural business community and disseminates relevant information to a wide variety of stakeholders including agricultural producers, business professionals, judges, attorneys, legislators, government officials, community groups, and the general public. Because of the significant impact that shale development has had upon agricultural stakeholders, the Center has conducted extensive work in shale law. Currently, research and outreach related to shale law comprises a substantial component of the Center’s overall work portfolio.
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
329 Innovation Blvd., Suite 118
University Park, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 865-4290
Fax: (814) 865-3851
Professor Ross Pifer, Center Director
Phone: (814) 865-3723