ASGA Call #53 Replay: May 4th, Presenting the New Solar Grazing Contract Template
Pace Law’s Food and Beverage Law Clinic has been working hard these last few months to update ASGA’s solar grazing contract template based on member feedback. During May’s webinar, Pace Law’s Gina Hervey, Andie D’Angelo, and Jonathan Brown presented the final revised contract and answered your questions about it.
The original contract was developed in partnership between ASGA and the Pace Law team in 2018. It has been a valuable resource for ASGA members, as well as non-members. The goal of revising the contract was to take the experience of ASGA’s membership and remove parts that turned out be unnecessary or clunky, add in missing elements and clauses, and streamline the template to make it more adaptable to different grazing circumstances.
As a result, there is now one contract that covers all vegetation management. It is organized as a template for a Master Services Agreement (MSA) and corresponding Statements of Work (SOW) specific to each site a sheep grazer has with one solar company.
We’re excited to share the final product with you.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the feedback sessions on the contract or submitted written input to the Pace Law folks. ASGA members have provided excellent suggestions and edits based on their experience working with the contract, and your contributions have helped the Pace Law team really improve the template.
About the Speakers
Jonathan Brown is a Professor of Law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law and the Director of Pace’s Food and Beverage Law Clinic. The Clinic provides pro bono legal services to small farms, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations on matters including business formation, land access, contract negotiation, and other transactional legal matters. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law. Jon resides in Nyack, NY. He currently serves on the board of directors of NOFA-NY.
Gina Hervey is a second-year law student at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law studying food and agriculture law. Gina is on the Board of the National Food Law Student Network, the Director of Food and Agriculture for Pace’s Environmental Law Society, and a Junior Associate for Pace International Law Review. Before law school Gina worked for a nonprofit solar company providing affordable solar to low-income communities and worked on several agroecology farms. Growing up on a farm in Northern California, Gina is thrilled to be part of the Food and Beverage Law Clinic building a more environmentally resilient and just food system.
Andie D’Angelo is a third-year student at Pace Law pursuing a J.D. with an advanced certificate in Environmental Law. Prior to law school, she attended New York University where she studied the history of the environmental justice movement. At Pace, Andie is an Editor of the Environmental Law Review and an active member of the Food and Beverage Law Clinic. She has a passion for food law and justice.