Our Mission

The internationally recognized  Agricultural Law Center provides opportunities to study how the legal system shapes our food system and influences the ability of the agricultural sector to produce, market and utilize agricultural products.  The Center hosts international law scholars to study food and agricultural law and policy in the United States. Additionally, the Center facilitates the Drake University Law School’s certification program in food and agricultural law. Students learn about legal issues involving the full scope of food and agriculture, including marketing and finance, biotechnology, international trade, tax planning, soil and water conservation, land use and environmental issues, food safety, and federal farm programs.