Sarah Everhart, JD, a Maryland attorney whose expertise includes land use law and environmental policy, has joined the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), a collaboration between the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The appointment is effective Dec. 1.

Everhart, who is based in Talbot County, will support Maryland Carey Law’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative, which is committed to identifying the legal needs of Maryland farm families and devising strategies to meet them.

“The addition of Sarah Everhart to ALEI and Maryland Carey Law will significantly enhance the law school’s ability to provide agricultural expertise to farmers across the state and will help educate law students about the emerging field of agricultural law,” says Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald B. Tobin, JD.

Everhart will be responsible for Maryland Carey Law’s outreach activities to Maryland’s farming community that include: working with ALEI’s advisory panel and partners to respond to farming interests, presenting at agricultural meetings, and issuing publications, policy briefs, and other materials on legal issues of interest to farmers.

Sarah Everhart, JD

Sarah Everhart, JD

A graduate of Washington College and a cum laude graduate of Pace University School of Law, Everhart has nine years in private practice, most recently at Cowdrey Thompson PC in Easton.  She has represented a number of local governments including the Maryland towns of Trappe, Greensboro, Federalsburg, and Queenstown.

Everhart sits on the Zoning Board of Appeals of St. Michaels and on the Board of Directors for the St. Michaels Community Center. She is a member of the Talbot County Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and previously served on the Environmental Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar, and as a Chairman for the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland.

The Agriculture Law Education Initiative is a collaboration under the University of Maryland: MPowering the State. The Initiative combines the expertise and efforts of three distinguished Maryland institutions: the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. It is committed to providing Maryland farmers with the information they need to prosper while complying with the complex network of laws and policies protecting the integrity of the state’s food system and environment.

About MPowering the State

The University of Maryland: MPowering the State brings together two universities of distinction to form a new collaborative partnership.  Harnessing the resources of each, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore will focus the collective expertise on critical statewide issues of public health, biomedical informatics, and bioengineering. This collaboration will drive an even greater impact on the state, its economy, the job market, and the next generation of innovators.  The joint initiatives will have a profound effect on productivity, the economy, and the very fabric of higher education.

Contact Alex Likowski, UMB Director of Media Relations at (410) 706-3801 or at alikowski@umaryland.edu.