The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) has honored Peggy Kirk Hall with its Excellence in Agricultural Law Award for Academia during the annual symposium in Oklahoma City on October 6 through 8. The award recognizes AALA members for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the agricultural community.
“Peggy has been a long time member of AALA, serving in a variety of ways, including President, presenter, moderator, committee member and in almost every capacity that AALA has called upon her for service,” said Beth Crocker, President of the AALA. “Peggy encourages thoughtful discussion no matter which group she is working with and clearly demonstrates her ongoing commitment to the agriculture community and legal profession based upon the amount of time and energy she puts into all of her activities.”
Hall currently serves as an Assistant Professor teaching agribusiness law in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University. She is a Field Specialist in the OSU Extension Agricultural & Resource Law Program conducting research and outreach on legal issues affecting agriculture, rural land use and resource development. Hall also partners with the National Agricultural & Food Law Consortium, a four-university partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, designed to enhance and expand the delivery of objective agricultural and food law research and information to the nation's agricultural community.
Hall is a graduate of Ohio State University (B.S., M.S., Natural Resource Policy), and completed her Juris Doctorate degree from Wyoming College of Law focusing on agricultural and natural resource law. Hall is a faculty Senator in OSU’s University Senate, has served as President of the AALA, Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Agricultural Law Committee and is on the Advisory Board for the National Agricultural Law Center. Hall and her family live in central Ohio where they own and operate a grain farm in Union County.
The American Agricultural Law Association is a national membership association of agricultural law professionals from across the United States focusing on the legal needs of the agricultural community. Excellence in Agricultural Law Awards were also presented to Mike Traxinger of South Dakota, and David LeBas of Texas.