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Farming and Agribusiness Breakfast

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am


The Farming and Agribusiness communities play a key role in the future of Hancock County. The Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) is hosting an event for an informative update on pressing issues at a bi-annual event that includes breakfast.

This year, we welcome Michael Cooley as keynote speaker. Michael has been an attorney with Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP in Greenfield, Indiana, since 2006 and currently serves as the firm’s managing partner. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial law, and complex litigation in state and federal court. Michael regularly advises clients in the areas of business planning, contracts, employment law, prelitigation planning, dispute resolution and workouts. He also advises farmers in business and succession planning, and government regulation including disputes arising under the Food and Security Act of 1985. While Michael’s practice is focused in central Indiana, he regularly represents clients throughout the state and regionally.

Michael has significant appellate practice experience, and regularly represents clients in appellate matters in both administrative and judicial reviews over a wide range of legal areas. He has briefed and argued cases as lead and sole counsel before the Indiana Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and served as lead counsel on Petitions to Transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court. Michael successfully obtained reversal of a United States Department of Agriculture wetland determination before the Seventh Circuit in Boucher v. USDA, 934 F.3d 530 (7th Cir. 2019), an important decision addressing the requirements of a wetland under the Swampbuster provisions of the Food and Security Act.

The presentation topic will focus the following areas:
*What you need to know before clearing ground
*Working with the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS)


February 19
8:00 am - 9:30 am
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Hancock County Community Foundation
(317) 462-8870