Published February 5, 2015 in The Star Democrat.

Sarah Everhart, JD

Sarah Everhart, JD

BALTIMORE — Sarah Everhart, a Maryland attorney whose expertise includes land use law and environmental policy, recently joined the Agriculture Law Education Initiative, 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 was effective Dec. 1, according to a news release from the University of Maryland.

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,” Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald B. Tobin said in the release.

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.

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

The Agriculture Law Education Initiative is a collaboration under 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.