Images from the 2012 AALA Symposium Nashville, TN

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack presented the opening session for the 2012 AALA Annual Agricultural Law Conference.

Secretary Vilsack entertained questions from the audience.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was welcomed to the annual conference by President Peggy Kirk Hall and AALA Executive Director Robert Achenbach.

Pat Costello, AALA’s new President-elect and chair of the 2013 Conference Program Committee.

Outgoing AALA President Amy Swanson hands over her duties to incoming President Peggy Kirk Hall.

Ted Feitshans with Ray Starling, who received an Excellence in Agricultural Law award.

Awards Committee chair, Amber Miller, presented John Huffaker with an Excellence in Agricultural Law award.

Margaret “Peggy” Grossman thanks the AALA for her Excellence in Agricultural Law award.

Don Uchtman received the AALA Distinguished Service Award for 2012

Phil Harris presented the tax law update session on Friday morning.

Neil Hamilton introducing the U.S.D.A. Secretary, Tom Vilsack

Phil Harris, Robert Achenbach and L. Leon Geyer during one of the breaks.

Harrison Pittman and band entertained the group during the Thursday evening welcome reception.