2024 Real Property and Agricultural Law CLE

2024 Real Property and Agricultural Law CLE

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Real Property and Agricultural Law Sections


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (MT)

The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd. – Boise

In Person Attendance

5.25 CLE credits of which 0.75 is Ethics – NAC 

Room Block Deadline – Monday, March 11th


The Real Property and Agricultural Law Sections are hosting a joint CLE at The Grove Hotel in beautiful downtown Boise.  The conference will include a variety of topics involving urbanization and agriculture throughout Idaho and renewable energy development on agricultural land that will enhance your knowledge and your practice.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Roger A. McEowen

Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation, Washburn University School of Law

Author and National Radio Host


Professor McEowen conducts seminars annually across the United States for farmers, agricultural business professionals, lawyers, and other tax professionals.  He also conducts two radio programs, each airing twice monthly.  In addition, his 2-minute radio program, “The Agriculture Law and Tax Report,” is heard daily by over 2 million listeners on farm radio stations from New York to California as well as SiriusXM 147. Roger can also be seen as a weekly guest on RFD-TV, where he discusses various agricultural law and tax topics.


Registration Fee: 

Standard Registration:                                                      $150.00

Real Property or Ag Law Section Members                         $100.00

Real Property or Ag Law Section Members in

First Five (5) Years of Practice (1st 20 Registrants)              No Cost

Law Student/General Public:                                             $  20.00

Take Advantage of the Section Membership Registration Benefits Now: Join the Real Property or the Agricultural Law Section for only $30.

Online Registration for In Person Attendance Only




Program Agenda

10:30 a.m.    Keynote Address

                          Current Real Estate Issues for Practitioners and Policy Makers – Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land


                          “Takings” at the Supreme Court; Water Rights in the West; and Other Current Property Rights Issues

                          Roger A. McEowen, Washburn University School of Law

12:00 p.m.    Hosted Lunch and Networking

1:00 p.m.      Urbanizing in Agricultural Areas: Conflict and Solutions

                          Mayor Jarom Wagoner, City of Caldwell;

                          Stephen Parrott, Fort Boise Produce; and

                          Hailey Minder, 3100 Cellars

2:00 p.m.      Current Issues in Renewable Energy Development on Agricultural Lands

                          Rick Naerebout, Idaho Dairymen’s Association;

                          Jamie Caplan Smith, Clenera, LLC; and

                          Elizabeth Koeckeritz, Givens Pursley LLP

3:00 p.m.      Break

3:15 p.m.      Legislative Update: Topics in Real Property and Agricultural Law

                         Sean Evans, Meridian Chamber of Commerce

                         Tori Thomas, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

                          F. Paxti Larrocea-Phillips, LP Associates & Agriculture, LLC

4:15 p.m.       The Ethics of Hollywood Lawyering

                          David G. Ballard, Law Office of David G. Ballard

5:00 p.m.      Hosted Happy Hour – Guests are welcome!

6:00 p.m.      Program Concludes


The Grove Hotel – Boise


The discounted room block for this conference has expired on March 11th.  Individuals can still make their reservations at the conference hotel by using the online link below or by calling The Grove Hotel at 208-489-2222 and mention the Idaho State Bar.  

Reserve Your Hotel Online Here