The KFB Legal Foundation is offering a series of webinars on current legal issues facing our members living in rural Kansas. Content of the webinars will be beneficial to members, as well as attorneys. Webinar participants must be a current KFB member to register, but the webinar will be provided free of charge to participants not seeking CLE credit, and for $25 for attorneys seeking CLE credit (when credit is approved by the Kansas CLE Commission). Proceeds from the webinar series will benefit the KFB Legal Foundation and enable us to pursue our mission of providing education, information and research that will provide the continued well-being of all persons directly engaged in agriculture or related enterprises.
The topic of the next webinar will be announced soon. Until then, KFB members can watch past webinars below.
Your KFB Membership will also give you access to past webinar recordings
Livestock Marketing - Recorded Mar. 25, 2020
This webinar will focus on livestock marketing issues. Discussion will include requirements of the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Agricultural Transportation - Recorded Feb. 26, 2020
This webinar will focus on agricultural transportation issues related to hauling livestock and agricultural commodities. Discussion will include requirements of the federal hauling regulations relating to hours of service and electronic logging devices. Attendees will also hear about ongoing efforts to achieve more flexibility for livestock and agricultural commodity haulers via legislative and administrative routes.
Wind Leases and Electric Transmission Easements - Recorded Jan. 15, 2020
The first half of this webinar will briefly discuss the background of wind energy development in Kansas, and focus on contract considerations for landowners considering a wind lease. Following the wind leasing presentation, participants will learn about contract considerations for electric transmission easements. Attention will be given to the status of the Grain Belt Express Line.
Rails-to-Trails in Kansas – Understanding the interplay of state and federal law when converting abandoned railroad rights-of-way to public recreational trails. - Recorded Dec. 11, 2019
This webinar will walk through the federal program that authorizes the conversion of abandoned railroad rights-of-way into public recreational trails. The program will look at the federal courts’ interpretation of the National Trails System Act Amendments of 1983 and how, in certain circumstances, the federal law violates the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution which holds, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” The program will focus specifically on Kansas state law and how the federal law often works to preempt Kansas law that would otherwise direct that the land underneath abandoned railroad rights-of-way be returned to the full use and enjoyment of the adjoining property owner. Finally, the program will address the remedies to landowners who find themselves affected by a federally authorized rail-trail conversion.
A Guide to Solar Leasing for the Agricultural Landowner - Recorded Nov. 20, 2019
Solar leasing is making an entrance into Kansas. Landowners from all over the state have been approached by renewable energy companies interested in leasing land to develop solar projects. These long-term, intensive use leases can have a major impact on an agricultural operation, so it is important that farmers and ranchers are well-informed about the likely benefits and potential pitfalls of entering into a solar lease. This webinar will discuss contract and operational issues for landowners and their advisors to consider.