This course is no longer available for credit on our site. Here are some similar courses you might be interested in:

On Demand Audio

Survey of Animal Issues Affecting Live Stock Producers

(76 reviews)

Produced on May 06, 2015

Taught by
$ 59 Food, Beverage, & Agriculture In Stock

Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Food, Beverage, & Agriculture

Course Description

In this program, attorney Cari Rincker provides a broad overview of some of the most prevalent animal issues affecting live stock producers.  


Cari begins by offering a summary of the regulatory system including livestock animal cruelty laws and animal indemnification.  She also discusses issues such as various leases and contracts relating to frozen genetics and production. Next, Cari reviews hiring hiring practices for livestock operations, the Right-To-Farm Law, the National Organic Program, and RMA Livestock Insurance. Direct Farm Marketing with Meat Production, Animal Feeding Operations (“AFO’s) and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (“CAFO’s”) and other miscellaneous issues are also addressed. 


Learning Objectives:

I.  Grasp the regulatory landscape

II. Spot potential legal issues for livestock operations

III. Apply these principles to new fact patterns with livestock operations in the future


Cari Rincker

Rincker Law, PLLC

 Cari Rincker is the owner of Rincker Law, PLLC, a national general practice law firm concentrating in food and agriculture law. She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C. She is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee and serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Agriculture & Rural Issues Committee. She is a prolific writer and blogger on a myriad of food and agriculture law topics and has been recognized as an author of a Top 100 Blawg from the American Bar Association. She recently co-authored a book with Pat Dillon titled “Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs.”

Cari’s passion for agriculture issues is deeply rooted. She grew up on a seedstock Simmental cattle operation in Shelbyville, Illinois where she spent significant time working on her family’s farm. Cari went on to receive her Associate in Agriculture Science from Lake Land College and Bachelors of Science from Texas A & M University, where she had a successful career livestock judging at the collegiate level. Afterwards, Cari went back home to the University of Illinois to complete her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition. Due to her passion for agriculture law and policy, Cari decided to complete her Juris Doctor from Pace University, School of Law, in White Plains, New York. At Pace, Cari completed certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law.

Cari continues to have her boots planted firmly in agriculture –she enjoys judging livestock shows around the country and is the co-owner of Rincker Cattle Co., a SimAngus operation in Shelbyville, Illinois. She is the Past-President and Founding Member of New York Agri-Women, a Director for the New York Simmental Association, and Past-Secretary of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Producers' Council. Cari is a recognized leader in the agriculture industry and the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Early Career Award from Texas A & M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from Lake Land College, the 2010 Vision Award from American Agri-Women and has been twice selected by the livestock industry as the “Best Agriculture Lawyer” in the Best of the Barns Competition.


Elizabeth H.

Interesting content and nice delivery.

Joseph T.

Hire this woman to do more webinars please.

Rebecca D.

She was very knowledgeable! Wow!

Jathan V.

Well versed and experienced presenter.

William H.

Great overview of livestock legal issues.

Joel F.

well done

Load More