The Association’s members are the attorneys general of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and the chief legal officers of the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico (Secretary of Justice) and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.The Association provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and insights on subjects of importance to the attorneys general of the states, territories, and district.
– Registration and Breakfast – Welcome – Global Theft of U. Ag Technology Jennie Nichols, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Hot Topics in Pesticide Litigation & Regulation Karen Ellis Carr, Partner, Arent & Fox, Washington, D. – Break – Legal Ethics Considerations in the Ag Tech World Mark Henry, Rose Law Firm – Lunch Provided Keynote Speaker: Governor Asa Hutchinson, 46th Governor of Arkansas – Ag Sustainability & Ag Tech: Blockchain and Beyond Mark Pryor, CEO, The Seam Kevin Igli, Senior Vice President & Chief Environmental Officer; Tyson Foods, Inc – State Ag Departments & Regulation of Technology Teena Gunter, General Counsel at Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry Brad Deacon, Director, Office of Legal Affairs, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Michele Dias, General Counsel, California Department of Food and Agriculture Attendees seeking continuing education credit: 5 Other attendees, not seeking professional credit: 5 Students: Conference organizers have reserved a block of rooms at the Little Rock Marriott, which is located adjacent to the conference space.
In addition to serving as counsel for the State of Arkansas and representing nearly 200 agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and other entities, the Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge works to uphold criminal convictions and investigate and prosecute those who commit Medicaid fraud and internet crimes against children.
The Attorney General’s office advocates for consumers by fighting deceptive trade practices and mediating disputes with businesses.
The call from Perkin’s reform stress that Career and Technology Education (CTE) subject matter should be integrated with science and mathematics while providing a structured sequence of courses.
Educational research suggests that student-learning opportunities are enhanced when the instruction provided is rigorous to challenge student thinking and relevant to engage active participation.