Farmdoc: University of IllinoisACE Logo
IntroResearchOutreachTeachingLinks

Curriculum Vita
HTML
PDF
Word

Donald L. Uchtmann
Curriculum Vita, May 2010

335 Mumford Hall
1301 West Gregory Drive
Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Email: uchtmann@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/uchtmann

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor      1974 The Cleveland State University

Law (cum laude)

M. A.   1972 The University of Leeds, England Economic Development
B. S.    1968 University of Illinois      

Agricultural Science (Honors)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

8/07- Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Law, Department of ACE, UIUC
8/96-7/07

Professor of Agricultural Law, Department of ACE, UIUC.

1/02-5/02

Visiting Scholar, Pew Charitable Trusts Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, Washington, DC (while on sabbatical leave from UIUC).

1/96-8/96

Director of Fed. Extension Relations & Prof. of Agricultural Law, ACES, UIUC.

1/90-1/96

Director, Cooperative Extension Service, and Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, UIUC.

8/88-1/90

Acting Director, Cooperative Ext. Service, and Assoc. Dean, Col. of Agri., UIUC.

8/87-8/88

Acting Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, UIUC.

8/82-1/90

Professor of Agricultural Law, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, UIUC.

1/82-7/82 Legislative Assistant, House Energy and Commerce Committee and Office of Congressman Edward Madigan, Washington, D.C. (while on sabbatical leave).
8/79-8/82

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UIUC.

8/74-8/79

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UIUC.

Teaching Experience (25% to 30% Appointment during most of his academic career):

ACE 303 Rural Taxation
ACE 403 Agricultural Law
ACE 592 Biotech Law & Regulation
ACES 100 Freshman Discovery Course
VCM 672 Veterinary Jurisprudence

Current Research Areas (5% to 30% Appointment for most of his academic career):

Regulatory and Policy Issues in Food & Agricultural Biotechnology;
Law of Natural Resources, Including Land Use and Water;
Other Issues Related to Agricultural Law.

Current Extension Programs (30% to 70% Appointment for most of his career):

Legal issues related to agricultural biotechnology; issues related to the use of land, water and
other natural resources; and the “Law and Taxation” component of farmdoc.

Faculty Appointment Patterns:

1974 – 2007: Uchtmann carried an Extension, Teaching and Research appointment except for a nine year period when he served full time in various administrative leadership capacities.

Participation in Faculty Governance & Professional Associations:

Uchtmann has served his department (e.g., chair, DFAC), college (e.g., vice-chair, Col. Exec. Com.), campus (e.g., vice-chair, UIUC Senate Council), university (e.g., Senates Conference Exec. Com.), and profession (e.g., Pres., Amer. Ag. Law Assoc.) in many leadership capacities.

Selected Honors and Recognitions:

2004 C-FAR Holt Achievement Award (member of farmdoc team).
2004 Team Award for Excellence – College of ACES (member of farmdoc team).
Distinguished Extension Program – Group, American Agricultural Economics Assoc., 2002.
Young Faculty Award for Excellence - Teaching, College of Agriculture, UIUC, 1986.

Selected College and Department Service:

Director of Extension and Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, UIUC (1990-96) (Interim Director and Associate Dean from August 1988 to January 1990).
Vice-Chair, UIUC College of Agriculture Executive Committee (1986-87).
Member, Search Committee for Dean of the College of Agriculture (1982-83).
Chair, Search Committee for Director, School of Human Resources and Family Studies (1986).
Chair, College By-laws Subcommittee (2000-01 and earlier).
Elected Member, Extension Policy Committee, College of ACES (2003-04, 2004-05).
Chair, College Award Selection Committee for (a) Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching, (b) Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, & (c) Team Award for Excellence (2000).
Member, College Selection Com., Faculty Awards for Excellence in Extension (2003, 04, 05).
College Representative to the Ill. Attorney General’s Agri. Advisory Council (2002-current).
College Parliamentarian (approximately twenty-five years, through 2005-06).

Acting Head, Department of Agricultural Economics (August 1987 – August 1988).
Chair, Faculty Advisory Committee, Department of Agricultural Economics (1980-81).
Chair, ACE Extension Programs Committee (2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05).
Chair, ACE Grievance Committee (2000-01).
Chair, Search Committee, ACE Consumer Finance Position (2004-05)
Chair, Search Committee, ACE International Agri-business Management Position (1998-99).
Member, ACE Promotion and Tenure Committee (2002-03, 2003-04)

Selected Service to UIUC, University of Illinois, and the National Land-Grant System:

Vice-Chair, UIUC Senate Council (1986-1988, 1997-99).
Chair, ad hoc Committee to Formulate UIUC Post-Tenure Review Policy (1998-99).
President, UIUC Chapter of American Association of University Professors (2005-08) and Member, AAUP Policy Committee (2003-present)
Chair, UIUC Senate Committee on Committees (in 1980s).
Chair, UIUC Senate Committee on Student Discipline (1979-80, 1980-81).

Chair, Search Committee for Vice President for Academic Affairs, U. of Illinois (2000-01).
Member, University Senates Conference (1998-2001).
Member, University Senates Conference Executive Committee (2000-01).

Joint Futuring Activity of the Board on Agriculture (funded by the Kellogg Foundation), National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges:  Implementing Committee Member (1995 – 96).
National Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, Elected Member (7/93 - 8/96): Admin. Advisor to National Extension Leadership Development Program (11/93 - 11/95); Admin. Advisor to Extension’s National Program Leadership Committee (11/93 - 8/96).
Chair, North Central Region Extension Directors (November 1993 – November 1995).
Member, National 4-H Council (1995-96) 

Selected Professional Service:

American Agricultural Law Association: President Elect, 2004-05, President, 2005-06 (leading an effort for renewed service to the profession in AALA’s 2nd quarter century), 1981-82; Bd of Directors, 2004-06, 1981-84; Liaison to the European Agric. Law Com., 1982-86; Planned/co-chaired Euro-American Agric. Law Symposium held in Plymouth, England, September 1986;  Awards Committee Chair 2002 and 2003, Member, 1999-2000.

Agricultural Law Section Council, Ill. State Bar Association: Chair 2006-07; Vice Chair 2005-06; Secretary 2004-05; Member, July 2001- present; frequent author in Section Council Newsletter and speaker at Continuing Legal Education Programs.

Federal Taxation Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association: Member, July 84 - July 88; Editor of Federal Taxation, July 1986 to July 1988.

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education: Member of Institute Faculty; frequent author of Continuing Legal Education materials.

Member, Illinois Farm Bureau Biotechnology Working Group, 2000-2007.

Member, Food and Agriculture Council, State of Illinois (State-level heads of USDA Agencies facilitated interagency cooperation within Illinois, 1988 - 1996).

Illinois Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation State Committee, ex-officio member (State Committee for what is now the Farm Service Agency), August 1988 - January 1996.

Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts Advisory Board, August 1988 - January 1996.

Selected International Service:

Three invited presentations in Brazil (Summer 2003):  Uchtmann, D. L., “Legal Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology: A U.S. Perspective” presented at (a) the College of Agriculture Luiz de Queiroz, University of Sao Paulo, Piracicaba; (b) Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania City; and (c) EMPRAPA Headquarters, Brasilia.

United Nations Development Program Consultancy - Vientian, Laos, July 1997:  Uchtmann consulted with the Laotian Ministry of Agriculture regarding the drafting of the new Laotian Agricultural Law and presented a lecture and discussion series on various agricultural law topics. 

United Nations Development Program - Beijing, China, Summer 1994:  Uchtmann consulted with the Ministry of Agriculture to rewrite China’s Extension Law; he was part of an international team of twelve legal scholars who assisted various Ministries in drafting many of China’s laws to improve the legal framework for a market economy.

Invited paper presented at the international conference titled “Developing Agricultural Legislation in the Market-Oriented Economies of the USSR and East-European Countries” sponsored by the Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences (April, 1991): Uchtmann, D. L., “Extension’s Perestroika: The Challenge of Revitalizing the U. S. Cooperative Extension Service.”

Euro-American Agricultural Law Symposium, Plymouth, England (September 8-12, 1986):  Uchtmann served as co-chair of the Symposium and was instrumental in conceptualizing the event and engaging the participation of the Europeans; presented a paper titled “North American Overview:  Agriculture and Forestry as Creators and Victims of Pollution.”

PUBLICATION LIST

A. Books

J. W. Looney & D. L. Uchtmann, Agricultural Law: Principles and Cases, 571 pp. (McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2d ed. 1994).

D. L. Uchtmann, J. W. Looney, N. G. P. Krausz & H. W. Hannah, Agricultural Law:  Principles and Cases, 664 pp. (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Spring 1981).

N. G. P, Krausz, D. L. Uchtmann & H. W. Hannah, Law And Court Decisions On Agriculture – 1977, 480 pp.  (Stipes Publishing Company, 1977).

B. Chapters in Books

Donald L. Uchtmann & A. Bryan Endres, “Biotechnology and Specialty Crops,” 11 pp. (Chapter 11S of the 2005 Supplement to Illinois Law and Agribusiness – 2001, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 2005).

Donald L. Uchtmann, “Farmer as Employer,” 5 pp., (Chapter 10S of the 2005 Supplement to Illinois Law and Agribusiness – 2001, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 2005).

P. A. Meints & Donald L. Uchtmann, “Farm Leases,” 24 pp. (Chapter 4S of the 2005 Supplement to Illinois Law and Agribusiness – 2001, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 2005).

D. L. Uchtmann, “Biotechnology and Specialty Crops,” 25 pp. (Chapter 11 of Illinois Law and Agribusiness, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 2001).

D. L. Uchtmann, “Farmer as Employer,” 24 pp., (Chapter 10 of Illinois Law and Agribusiness, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 2001).

P. A. Meints, D. L. Uchtmann, & D. Ehrnwald, “Farm Leases,” 129 pp. (Chapter 4 of Illinois Law and Agribusiness, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 2001).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. R. Ourth, "The Farmer as an Employer," 38 pp. (Chapter 2 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1987).            

D. L. Uchtmann & J. R. Ourth, "Agricultural Leases and Related Laws," 92 pp. (Chapter 9 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1987).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Easements for Public Utilities," 35 pp. (Chapter 22 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1987).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. R. Ourth, "Direct Marketing," 11 pp. (Chapter 13 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1987).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. R. Ourth, "Spraying and Dusting," 12 pp. (Chapter 18 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1987).

D. L. Uchtmann & R. K. Adams, "Spraying and Dusting," 5 pp. (1985 Supplement to Chapter 20 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst., for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983, 1985 Supplement).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. Bauer, "The Farmer as an Employer," 6 pp. (1985 Supplement to Chapter 2 of Advising Farmers Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983, 1985 Supplement).

D. L. Uchtmann, M. R. Grossman & C. A. Bock, "Agricultural Leases and Related Laws," 34 pp. (1985 Supplement to Chapter 9 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983, 1985 Supplement).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. Bauer, "Easements for Public Utilities," 3 pp. (1985 Supplement to Chapter 11 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983, 1985 Supplement).

D. L. Uchtmann, M. R. Grossman & C. A. Bock, "Agricultural Leases and Related Laws," 82 pp. (Chapter 6 of Landlord Tenant Practice, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 1984).

D. L. Uchtmann, "The Farmer as an Employer," 32 pp.  (Chapter 2 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983) (Revision of 1980 chapter).

C. A. Bock & D. L. Uchtmann, "Agricultural Leases and Related Laws," 72 pp. (Chapter 9 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983).  (Revision of chapter previously published 1975, 1979, and 1980).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Easements for Public Utilities," 36 pp. (Chapter 11 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983) (Revision of 1980 chapter).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Direct Marketing," 12 pp. (Chapter 18 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983) (Revision of 1980 chapter).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Spraying and Dusting," 10 pp. Chapter 20 of Advising Farmers, Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1983) (Revision of 1980 chapter).

D. L. Uchtmann, "USA" (p. 945-960 of Handworthbuch Des Agrarrechts, German encyclopedia of international agricultural law published 1982).

C. Monographs

From  Issues to Action: A Plan for Action on Agriculture and Natural Resources for The Land Grant Universities, NASULGC Board on Agriculture, December 1996 (21 pages -- Uchtmann Served on the Implementing Committee for the Kellogg-funded Project and served on the Drafting Committee for the Publication).

D. Uchtmann & N. P. G. Krausz, Reform of Illinois Water Resource Laws with Particular Reference to the Drainage Code and Closely Related Laws, Water Resources Center Research Report No. 114, 94 pp. (June 1976).

D. Articles in Journals

A. Bryan Endres, Stephanie B. Johnson, Donald L. Uchtmann & Anne H. Silvis, The Legal Needs of Farmers: An Analysis of the Family Farm Legal Needs Survey, 71 Montana Law Review 135-155 (Winter 2010).

A. Bryan Endres & Donald L. Uchtmann, Conserving Resources and Local Production: Developments in Illinois Agricultural Law, 31 Southern Illinois Univ. Law Journal 793-826 (Summer 2008).

Thomas P. Redick & Donald L. Uchtmann, Coexistence through Contracts:  Exported-Orineted Stewardship in Agricultural Biotechnologyvs. California’s Precautionary Containment, 13 Drake J. of Agricultural Law 207-243 (Spring 2008).

Donald L. Uchtmann, American Agricultural Law Association:  Past, Present, and Future, 12 Drake J. of Agricultural Law 1-16 (Spring 2007).

A. Bryan Endres & D. L. Uchtmann, Survey of Illinois Law: The Latest Twist on the Illinois Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act: Clamping Down on Landowner Immunities, 29 S. Ill. Univ. L. J. 579 (2005).

D. L. Uchtmann, Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation: The Pew Initiative and Its Stakeholder Forum, 9 Drake J. of Agricultural Law 53 (Spring 2004).

Donald Uchtmann, Symposium: Liability Issues: Lessons from StarLink, 10 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 22 (2003), at http://law.richmond.edu/jolt/v10i2/article23.pdf.

D. L. Uchtmann, StarLink: A Case Study of Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation, 7 Drake J. of Agricultural Law 159-211 (2002).

D. L. Uchtmann & G. C. Nelson, U.S. Regulatory Oversight of Agricultural and Food-Related Biotechnology, 44 American Behavioral Scientist 350-377 (2000).

D. L. Uchtmann, M. Osborn & V. Maloney, Japanese Agriculture:  Tradition and the Modern Challenge, 23 Gonzaga Law Rev. 361-412 (1988).

D. L. Uchtmann, R. P. Blessen & V. Maloney, TheDeveloping Japanese Legal System:  Growth and Change in the Modern Era, 23 Gonzaga Law Rev. 349-359 (1988).

D. L. Uchtmann & P. K. Zigterman, Disclaimers of Joint Tenancy Interests Revisited, Digest of Tax Articles, January 1987, p. 1-10 (reprint of 18 Creighton Law Rev. 333-56 (1985)).

D. L. Uchtmann, North American Overview:  Agriculture and Forestry as Creators and Victims of Pollution, 4a Agricultural Law Bulletin (United Kingdom) 3-5 (1986).

D. L. Uchtmann, Il Credito Agrario Negli Stati Uniti (Agricultural Credit in the United States:  An Overview), Rivista Di Diritto Agrario, Settembre 1986, p. 736-740.

D. L. Uchtmann & J. Bauer, Protection of Farmers in Grain Elevator Bankruptcies, 6 N. Ill. U. Law Review 175-204 (1986).     

D. L. Uchtmann, The American Agricultural Law Association:  Its Genesis, 4 Agricultural Law Bulletin (United Kingdom) 13-14, 1986.

D. L. Uchtmann, J. A. Bauer & A. M. Dudek, The U.C.C. Farm Products Exception--A Time to Change, 69 Minn. Law Review 1315-1353 (1985).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. T. Cross, The Impact of Tax Policy on the Mix of Agricultural Outputs, 4 The Am. J. of Tax Pol. 7-40 (1985).

D. L. Uchtmann & P. K. Zigterman, Disclaimers of Joint Tenancy Interests Revisited, 18 Creighton L. Rev. 333-56 (1985).

D. L. Uchtmann, Farm Labor, Farm Machines, and Federal Taxation, Illinois Research, Vol. 27, No. 4, p. 13-15 (1985).

John B. Braden, & D. L. Uchtmann, Agricultural Nonpoint Pollution Control:  An Assessment, 40 Jrn. of Soil and Water Conservation 23-32 (1985).

D. L. Uchtmann, Il Diritto Agraio Negli Stati Uniti D'America:  Passato, Presente E Futuro, Rivista Di Diritto Agriario, Settembre 1984, p. 334-340 (Published translation of Agricultural Law:  Past, Present, and Future, 1983 The Agricultural Law Journal 443-462).

D. L. Uchtmann, M. E. Sarhan & H. Charalambous, Do Statutory Exclusions of Implied Warranties in Livestock Sales Immunize Sellers from Liability?, 8 Oklahoma City U. L. Review 21-44 (1984).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. T. Cross, Effects of Tax Policy on the Structure of Agriculture:  Tax-Induced Substitution of Capital for Labor, 3 Am. J. of Tax Pol. 115-152 (1984).

D. L. Uchtmann & T. Fischer, Agricultural Estate Planning and the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, Digest of Tax Articles (September 1983) (Based on South Dakota Law Review article with the same title).

J. B. Braden & D. L. Uchtmann, Soil Conservation Programs Amidst Faltering Environmental Commitments and the "New Federalism", 10 Boston Col. Environ. Affairs L. Rev., 639-693 (1982-83).

D. L. Uchtmann, Agricultural Law:  Past, Present and Future, 4 Agricultural Law Journal 443-449 (1983).

D. L. Uchtmann & T. Fischer, Planning Agricultural Estates:  Impact of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, 27 S. Dakota L. Review 442-452 (1982).

D. L. Uchtmann & H. E. Hartnell, Qualified Disclaimer of Joint Tenancies:  A Policy and Property Law Analysis, 22 Arizona Law Review 987-1010 (1981).

D. L. Uchtmann & L. Bertagnolli, The Coverage of the Agricultural Worker in Labor Legislation:  Deviations from the Norm, 3 Agricultural Law Journal 606-632 (1981).

D. L. Uchtmann & E. Carpenter, The Retiring Farmer's Dilemma:  Optimizing Social Security Retirement Benefits v. Preserving I.R.C. Section 2032A ‘Use Valuation" and I.R.C. Section 6166 "Estate Tax Deferral Options”, 2 Agricultural Law Journal 125-137 (1980).

D. L. Uchtmann & M. A. Schreck, Representing the Landowner in Utility Right of Way Acquisitions, 1 Agricultural Law Journal 431-471 (1979) (Reprint of 1978 So. Ill. Univ. Law J. 365-398).

D. L. Uchtmann, C. Kaneen, & H. D. Guither, Inheritance and Gift Taxation of Agricultural Property:  A Euro-American Comparison, 24 S. Dakota L. Rev. 649-680 (1979).

D. L. Uchtmann & W. D. Seitz, Options for Controlling Non-Point Source Water Pollution:  A Legal Perspective, 19 Natural Resources J. 587-609 (1979).  (Reprinted and distributed at the National Symposium on Agricultural Law, Kansas City, MO 1980).

D. L. Uchtmann & M. A. Schreck, Representing the Landowner in Utility Right of Way Acquisitions, 1978 So. Ill. Univ. Law J. 365-398 (Reprinted in 1 Agricultural Law Journal 431-471 (1979).

D. L. Uchtmann, Planning Agricultural Estates:  The Impact of Estate and Gift Tax Sections of the 1976 Tax Reform Act, 1977 S. Ill. Univ. Law J. 393-420 (1978).

E. Bulletins

Uchtmann, D. L., C. Drablos, T. Bratschun & B. Jones, Illinois Drainage Laws: Rights and Responsibilities of Highway Authorities and Landowners Adjacent to Highways, 111 pp. (Bulletin 783, Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, December 1986).

F. Book Reviews

Reclaiming a Lost Heritage: Land Grant and other Higher Education Initiatives for the Twenty-first Century by John R. Campbell, Iowa State University Press-Ames, 269 pages (Review by D. L. Uchtmann published in 79 Am. J. of Agricultural Economics 273-275 (1997)).

Agricultural Law by Neil E. Harl, New York, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 1980.  Fifteen volumes (Review by D. L. Uchtmann published in 66 Iowa Law Review 665-681 (1981)).

G. Proceedings

D. L. Uchtmann, Legal Issues Related to Biotechnology in the Soybean Industry, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Soybean Seed Research Conference of the American Seed Trade Association, p. _______, December 10-11, 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann, Legal Aspects of Herbicide Drift, Proceedings of the January 2000 Illinois Specialty Growers Conference, 4 pp. (April 2000).

D. L. Uchtmann & B. Gehris, Regulatory Interpretation: Subtle Differences with Significant Consequences, Proceedings of the 1997 Grain Quality Conference: Managing Moisture in Grains and Oilseeds, p. 77-87 (Urbana, Illinois, March 26-27, 1997).

M. R. Grossman & D. L. Uchtmann, "Institutions for Lake Management," Proceedings of a Round Table on Reclaiming and Managing Lakes in Illinois, Water Resources Center, UIUC, WRC-81-0012, p. 87-97 (February 1981).

C. C. Doll & D. L. Uchtmann, "Regulations That Affect Roadside Markets," Proceedings 1978 Illinois Roadside Market Conference, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cooperative Extension Service, Department of Horticulture, Series 9, p. 21-23 (June 1978).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Death Taxes:  Effects on Farmland Prices--Costs of Inheriting," Proceedings of 1978 Rural Policy Forum, College of Agriculture, UIUC, AE-4461, p. 44-57 (July 1978).

H. Extension Circulars/Regional Extension Publications

D. L. Uchtmann & B. Gehris, Illinois Drainage Law: Including Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Permit Requirements for Construction in Streams or Floodways, and Federal Wetlands Provisions, Circular 1355, U. of I. Cooperative Extension Service (December 1997, 42 pages). 

D. L. Uchtmann & D. Rolf, Illinois Drainage Law, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Circular 1305 (1991).

D. L. Uchtmann & M. R. Grossman, Agricultural Labor Laws in Illinois, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 1139, 11 pp. (Revised January, 1983).

D. L. Uchtmann & J. T. Archer, Direct Marketing by Farmers to Consumers:  Some Legal Implications, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 1195, 32 pp. (October 1981).

H. D. Guither & D. L. Uchtmann, How Do Income, Estate and Gift Tax Policies Affect Structure?, 4 pp. (Chapter 5, Issues Concerning the Structure of Agriculture, North Central Regional Extension Publication Number 143, Fall 1980).

C. A. Bock & D. L. Uchtmann, Illinois Wills, Joint Tenancy, Inheritance Tax and Probate Procedure, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 1164, 15 pp. (Revised January 1980) (Originally published August 1978).

H. W. Hannah, N. G. P. Krausz & D. L. Uchtmann, Illinois Farm Drainage Law, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 751, 32 pp. (Revised May 1979).

D. L. Uchtmann & M. A. Schreck, Powerlines and Pipelines:  Accommodating the Agricultural Interest, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 1160, 18 pp. (August 1978).

D. L. Uchtmann, Agricultural Labor Laws in Illinois, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 1139, 11 pp. (June 1977).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Land Sale Methods," Chapter 6 of Farm Real Estate, NCR Ext. Pub. 51, p. 30-44, May 1977.

D. L. Uchtmann, Pollution Laws and the Illinois Farmer, Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, Cir. 1130, 20 pp. (December 1976).

I. Sections in Continuing Legal Education Course Materials

Donald . L. Uchtmann & A. Bryan Endres, Current Developments in Agricultural Law, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed: Hot Topics in Agricultural Law -- 2010 (Course Notebook), 26 pp., February 5, 2010.

Donald . L. Uchtmann, Farm Leasing Update, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed: Agricultural Law Update -- 2009 (Course Notebook), 27 pp., February 6, 2009.

Donald  L. Uchtmann & Lois Wood, Farmer L:egal Needs Survey – What Do Farmers Say, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed: Hot Topics in Agricultural Law -- 2008 (Course Notebook), 3 pp., February 8, 2008.

Donald  L. Uchtmann & Barry O. Hines, Cash, Variable Cash, Production, and Share Leases: Issus and Forms, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed: Hot Topics in Agricultural Law -- 2008 (Course Notebook), 28 pp., February 8, 2008.

D. L. Uchtmann and William Graff, Farm Leases—Drafting, Implications and Regulation, Sec. 7 of Ill. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 7th Annual Advising Agribusiness Conference (Course Notebook), 38 pp., September 14, 2007.

D. L. Uchtmann, Hot Topics for Farmers and Agribusinesses - 2005, Sec. 5 of Ill. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Representing Farmers and Agribusinesses in 2005 (Course Notebook), 44 pp., September 8, 2005.

D. L. Uchtmann, The Written Lease in Agriculture, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed Series: Law of the Prairie (Course Notebook), 21 pp., January 28, 2005.

D. L. Uchtmann, Hot Topics for Farmers and Agribusinesses - 2004, Sec. 6 of Ill. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Representing Farmers and Agribusinesses in 2004 (Course Notebook), 34 pp., September 10, 2004.

D. L. Uchtmann, Farmdoc – A Resource for Lawyers, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed Series: Law of the Prairie (Course Notebook), p. 67-78, January 30, 2004.

D. L. Uchtmann, The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology: Addressing Legal and Policy Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology, Am. Agricultural Law Assoc., Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting and Educational Symposium (Conference Handbook), p. Q-1-1 to Q-1-22, October 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann, Hot Topics for Farmers and Agribusinesses - 2003, Sec. 6 of Ill. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Representing Farmers and Agribusinesses in 2003 (Course Notebook), 32 pp., September 26, 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann, Contemporary Legal Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed Series: Law of the Prairie (Course Notebook), p. 1-12 (Supplement), April 25, 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann, Hot Topics for Farmers and Agribusinesses - 2002, Sec. 5 of Ill. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Representing Farmers and Agribusinesses in 2002 (Course Notebook), 31 pp., September 13, 2002.

D. L. Uchtmann, Legal Issues in Biotechnology: a Farmer’s Perspective, Ill. State Bar Association., Law Ed Series: Law of the Prairie (Course Notebook), p. 153-171, April 26, 2002.

D. L. Uchtmann, The StarLink Saga – A Case Study of Regulatory Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology, Am. Agricultural Law Assoc., Twenty-Second Annual Meeting and Educational Symposium (Conference Handbook), p. G-1-1 to G-1-28, October 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Hot Topics for Farmers and Agribusinesses, Sec. 5 of Ill. Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Representing Farmers and Agribusinesses in 2001 (Course Notebook), 34 pp., September 26, 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Production Contracts and GMOs: Liability Issues, Theories, Planning, Ill. State Bar Assoc., Law Ed Series: Agricultural Law and Taxation (Course Notebook), p. 110-134, January 12, 2001.

H. D. Guither & D. L. Uchtmann, "Farm Policy and the Drought of 1988," Section 3 of Farm Estate and Business Planning (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 22 pp., 1988).

D. K. Banner & D. L. Uchtmann, "New Developments Relating to Agricultural Collateral," Section 5 of Farm Estate and Business Planning (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 39 pp., August, 1987.

D. L. Uchtmann, "Recent Developments in Farm Estate and Business Planning," (Chapter 1A of Farm Estate and Business Planning (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 30 pp., August 1986).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Drafting Suggestions for an Intra-Family Five-Year Lease--Incorporation of the Option to Lease in the Will," Section 6 of Farm Estate and Business Planning (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, 21 pp., 1984.

D. L. Uchtmann, "Gifting Strategies in Farm Estate Planning," 20 pp. (Section 5 of Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1980).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Joint Tenancy Planning and Problem Solving in Agricultural Estate Planning," 28 pp. (Section 5A of Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education, June 1980).

D. L. Uchtmann & C. A. Bock, "Gifting Strategies in Farm Estate Planning, Including Gifts to Minors, and the Use of Clifford Trusts," 27 pp. (Chapter 1, Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization –1979 (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Joint Tenancy Planning and Problem Solving, Including the 2% Rule Under the Revenue Act of 1978," 28 pp. (Chapter 2 of Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization –1979 (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Education).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Gifting Strategies in Farm Estate Planning," 20 pp. and "Joint Planning and Problem Solving," 20 pp. (Sections 1 and 2 of Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization –1978 (Course Notebook), Ill. Inst,. for Continuing Legal Education).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Joint Tenancy Problems and Solutions," 14 pp., Section 3 of Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization (Course Notebook), Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (June 1977).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Joint Tenancy Problems and Solutions," 12 pp., June 1976.  (Chapter for Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Farm Estate Planning and Business Organization (Course Notebook).

J. Articles in Newsletters of Ill. State Bar Assoc. & Amer. Agricultural Law Assoc.

Donald L. Uchtmann, Saving Roundup Ready Beans for Seed? Trantham, McFarling, and Scruggs say “No”, 26 Agricultural Law Update 1, 26:5 (Newsletter of the AALA), May, 2009.  Reprinted in Agricultural Law 19:1 (Newsletter of the ISBA Ag Law Section), p. 1-7, September 2009.

A. Bryan Endres, Stephanie B. Johnson, Donald L. Uchtmann, and Scott H. Irwin, The Farmdoc project extends education to farmers, attorneys, Agricultural Law 18:2 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 2-4, September 2008.

Donald L. Uchtmann, Making farm leases compatible with the division of USDA farm program payments between landlord and tenant, Agricultural Law 16:1 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 3, August 2006.

Donald L. Uchtmann, Crop Insurance:  A Tool For Managing Your Farmer-Clients’ Risk, Agricultural Law 15:3 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 3, November 2005.

Donald L. Uchtmann, 2005 Legislation Amends Criminal Trespass and Aggravated Battery Statutes, Agricultural Law 15:3 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 2, November 2005.

Donald L. Uchtmann, The Illinois Grain Code Amendments: Counseling Farmers, Lenders, or Grain Dealers and Warehouses, Agricultural Law 13:2 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 1-4, November 2003.

Donald L. Uchtmann, Counseling Farmers About Saving Round-up Ready Beans for Seed, Agricultural Law 12:5 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 1-4, March 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann, J. R. Grebe, and D. K. Banner,  Landlord’s Lien Upon Crops: Back to the Future – UCC1 Filing Requirement Abandoned Effective August 21, 2002, Agricultural Law 12:4 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 3-6, November 2002.

D. L. Uchtmann, Recent Developments in the Law of Biotechnology, Agricultural Law 12:3 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 6-7, November 2002.

Donald L. Uchtmann & Margaret Rosso Grossman, A Tribute to a Pioneer: Professor Harold (Hank) W. Hannah, January 16, 1911 – November 20, 2001 (adaptation of earlier Tribute published in Agricultural Law 11:3), Agricultural Law Update, 19:11 (Newsletter of the AALA), p. 1, November, 2002.

D. L. Uchtmann, Can Farmers Save Roundup Ready Beans for Seed?  McFarling and Trantham Cases Say “No”, Agricultural Law Update, 19:11 (Newsletter of the AALA), p. 3-7, October, 2002.

Donald L. Uchtmann & Margaret Rosso Grossman, A Tribute to Professor Harold (Hank) Hannah, Agricultural Law 11:3, (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 4-6, April 2002.

D. L. Uchtmann & D. K. Banner, Using the Illinois Landlord’s Lien After June 30, 2001, Agricultural Law 11:1 (Newsletter of the ISBA Agricultural Law Section), p. 1-6, November 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Regulating Foods Derived from Genetic Engineering, Agricultural Law Update (Newsletter of the AALA), p. 3-7, May 2000.

D. L. Uchtmann, Federal Clear Title Rules Preempt State Law on December 23, 1986, Agricultural Law Update, 4:2, (Newsletter of the AALA), p. 1-2, November, 1986.

D. L. Uchtmann, Euro-American Agricultural Law Symposium:  A Report, Agricultural Law Update, 3:13 (Newsletter of the AALA), p. 4-6, October, 1986.

D. L. Uchtmann, 1985 Farm Bill to Preempt Farm Products Exception of Uniform Commercial Code 9-307(1), Agricultural Law Update, 3:4 (Newsletter of the AALA), p. 1-2, January, 1986.

K. Articles in Trade Journals

D. L. Uchtmann & A,. Bryan Endres, Recreational Use of Land & Liability Risk: Is New Legislation Needed?, Illinois Rural Policy Digest, 2:3, p. 1-5 (Spring 2004).

D. L. Uchtmann, Should You File a “Proof of Claim” for StarLink Settlement, FarmWeek, p. 15, May 19, 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann, Regulation of Ag Biotech: Working Well, Getting Better, FarmWeek, August 6, 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Estate Planning – An Update for Farmland Owners, Farmland in Perspective, Winter 1999-2000, 3 pp., January 1, 2000.

D. L. Uchtmann & M. R. Grossman, Illinois Water Use Law, Illinois Irrigation Newsletter, 3:6, 4 pp. (August 1981).

D. L. Uchtmann, Estate Planning Myths, 60 Ill. Banker, p. 18-19 (1979).

L. Recent articles appearing on farmdoc (http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/)

Donald L. Uchtmann & A. Bryan Endres, Illinois Grain Insurance Fund:  Protecting Farmers if an Elevator Fails, Agricultural Law & Taxation Brief, No. 08-05, 1-4 (July 2008).

Donald L. Uchtmann, A. Bryan Endres & Stephanie B. Johnson, Grain Contracts, High Prices, Floods and Failure to Deliver, Agricultural Law & Taxation Brief, No. 08-04, 1-4 (July 2008).

Donald L. Uchtmann & A. Bryan Endres, Illinois Farm Leases: One Variable Cash Rent Option, Agricultural Law & Taxation Brief, No. 08-03, 1-8 (July 2008).

A. Bryan Endres, Stephanie B. Johnson & Donald L. Uchtmann, How to Find an Attorney, Agricultural Law & Taxation Brief, No. 08-02, 1-6 (June 2008).

D. L. Uchtmann and Brian Garwood, A Farmdoc Users’ Guide for Accessing Legislative Information from the Illinois General Assembly Website, ALTB 05-03, November 2005.

A. Bryan Endres and D. L. Uchtmann, New Recreational Use Act Rules for IIlinois Landowner Liability: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, ALTB 05-02, November 2005.

D.L. Uchtmann & A. Bryan Endres, Liability Risk and Recreational Use of Land after Hall v. Henn:  Illinois Landowners Beware, Agricultural Law & Taxation Brief, No. 4-10, 1-6 (May 2004).

D.L. Uchtmann & A. Bryan Endres, Non-StarLink Farmers Litigation:  Accounting to “Share” Landlords and Others with an Interest in the Crop, Agricultural Law & Taxation Brief, No. 4-13, 1-4 (October 2004).

Donald L. Uchtmann and A. Bryan Endres, Non-StarLink Farmers Litigation: Accounting to “Share” Landlords and Others with an Interest in the Crop, ALTB 04-13, October 29, 2004.

Donald L. Uchtmann and Gary Hoff, Non-StarLink Farmer Litigation: Where Is My Settlement Payment? How Much Is It? What Do I Do When It Arrives? How Is It Taxed?, ALTB 04-12, Revised November 5, 2004

D. L. Uchtmann, October 31 is "Notice" Deadline for Many Farm Leases, ALTB 04-11, July 2004.

D. L. Uchtmann and A. Bryan Endres, Liability Risk and Recreational Use of Land after Hall v. Henn: Illinois Landowners Beware, ALTB_04-10, May 2004.

Donald L. Uchtmann and A. Bryan Endres, The Revised Illinois Grain Code:  New Assessments on Farmers and Lenders (December 15, 2003)

Donald L. Uchtmann and A. Bryan Endres, The Revised Illinois Grain Code: Greater Protection to Farmers and Lenders if a Grain Elevator Fails (December 15, 2003)

Donald L. Uchtmann, StarLink: What if You Received a Notice That Your Claim is Deficient? (Revised October 24, 2003).

Donald L. Uchtmann, Filing Deadline Extended to July 31: How to File Claims for Compensation from the Non-StarLink Farmer’s Class Action Settlement (June 4, 2003).

Donald L. Uchtmann, Corn Farmers Face May 31 Deadline To Submit “Proof of Claims” for Non-StarLink Farmer Class Action Lawsuits (April 10, 2003).

M. Other Publications

D. L. Uchtmann, A. Bryan Endres, and G. Hoff, Illinois’ Big Ten (11) Issues in Agricultural Law & Taxation, Farm Income 2006: A Workshop Addressing Decision Making Challenges in a Risky Environment, 109-148 (December 2005).

D. L. Uchtmann, A. Bryan Endres, and G. Hoff, Legal Check-Up: ♦ Land and Recreational Use Liability, and ♦ §1031 Farmland Exchanges: Friend of Foe?, Farm Income 2005: A Workshop Addressing Decision Making Challenges in a Risky Environment, 111-161 (December 2004).

D. L. Uchtmann, G. Hoff, and R. Hauser, Agricultural Law, Taxation, and Policy: Key Issues and Developments, Farm Income 2004: A Workshop Addressing Decision Making Challenges in a Risky Environment, 117-161 (December 2003).

Donald L. Uchtmann, Agricultural Biotechnology: Regulatory Issues and Public Confidence in the U.S. System, Illinois Rural Policy Digest 2:1, p. 1-3 (Fall 2003).

D. Uchtmann, StarLink Settlement Deadline Approaching, Farmers Reminded, Illinois AgriNews, May 16, 2003.

D. L. Uchtmann and R. Hauser, Agricultural Policy and Law: New Developments/Pressing Issues (Part of the Farm Income 2003 farmdoc publication), p. 73-116, December 2002.

D. Uchtmann, Deadline for Terminating Farm Leases Approaches, Illinois AgriNews, October 18, 2002.

D. Uchtmann, Landlord’s Lien: Filing Requirement Eliminated, Illinois AgriNews, September 20, 2002.

D. L. Uchtmann, Learning From the Ty-Walk Elevator Failure, Illinois AgriNews, December, 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Landlords Lien, Elevator Failures, Biotechnology, and Other New Developments in Agricultural Law (Part of the Farm Income 2002 farmdoc Publication), p. 114-166, December 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann & D. Ehrnwald, Co-editors, Illinois Crop-Share Lease Form (published on farmdoc website), September 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann & D. Ehrnwald, Co-editors, Illinois Cash Lease Form (published on farmdoc website), September 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Securing Farm Rent Payments in Illinois After July 1, 2001, Illinois AgriNews, August 27, 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Claims for StarLink Damages: February 15 Deadline Draws Near, Illinois AgriNews, February 2, 2001.

D. L. Uchtmann, Regulatory Status of StarLink Corn, Illinois AgriNews, December 1, 2000.

D. L. Uchtmann, Can I Use Water From a Stream?, Illinois AgriNews, June 29, 2000.

D. L. Uchtmann, How Healthy Is the Regulatory Scheme for Genetically Engineered Food?, Illinois AgriNews, June 12, 2000.

D. L. Uchtmann, Herbicide Drift and the Illinois Pesticide Act, Illinois AgriNews, March 24, 2000.

D. L. Uchtmann, October 31 Is “Notice” Deadline for Many Farm Leases, Illinois AgriNews, October 1, 1999.

D. L. Uchtmann, Assuring Payment to Livestock Producers, Illinois AgriNews, November 13, 1998.

D. L. Uchtmann, Assuring Rent Payments to Agricultural Landlords, Illinois AgriNews, September 18, 1998.

D. L. Uchtmann, Safeguarding Farmers from Grain Elevator Bankruptcy, Illinois AgriNews, July 10, 1998.

D. L. Uchtmann, Illinois and Child Labor Laws, Illinois AgriNews, May 8, 1998.

D. L. Uchtmann, Illinois Law of Natural Drainage, Illinois AgriNews, March 13, 1998.

D. L. Uchtmann, New Filing Rules Affect Ag Lenders and Borrowers, Illinois AgriNews, Dec. 26, 1997.

D. L. Uchtmann, Tax Act Brings Gradual Increase in “Exemption Equivalent,” Illinois AgriNews, Nov. 21, 1997.

D. L. Uchtmann, Estate Planning: New 2% Interest Rate on Certain Installment Payments, Illinois AgriNews, Oct. 3, 1997.

D. L. Uchtmann, Saving Estate Taxes in Agricultural Estates: What’s Next?, Illinois AgriNews, May 16, 1997.

D. L. Uchtmann, Illinois Law of Natural Drainage, Illinois AgriNews, August, 1997.

D. L. Uchtmann & C. A. Bock, "Agricultural Estate Planning and the Federal Estate and Gift Tax," College of Agriculture, UIUC, AE-4604, 17 pp. (January 1986) (Revision of AE-4582, 17 pp., January 1985).

D. L. Uchtmann & C. A. Bock, "Agricultural Estate Planning and the Federal Estate and Gift Tax," College of Agriculture, UIUC, AE-4582, 17 pp. (January 1985).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Oil and Gas Leases:  Some Considerations for Illinois Farmland Owners," College of Agriculture, UIUC, AE-4570, 20 pp. (June 1984).

D. L. Uchtmann & C. A. Bock, "Agricultural Estate Planning After The Economic Tax Act of 1981," College of Agricultural, UIUC, AE-4517, 18 pp. (September 1981).

D. L. Uchtmann & C. A. Bock, "Planning Agricultural Estates after the Tax Reform Act of 1976," Department of Agricultural Economics AE-4432, 16 pp. (Revised April 1980) (Previous versions published January 1978 and April 1977).

D. L. Uchtmann & D. A. Myers, "Law for the Farmer," VAS 2018d, Vocational Agriculture Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, 28 pp. (Revised Fall 1979).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Taxes and Their Effects Upon Management Decisions,” a section in Tax Choices for Illinois:  Effects in Agriculture and the Rural Community, College of Agriculture, UIUC, AE-4435, 5 pp. (May 1977).

Uchtmann, D. L., Coal Farmers and Collective Sale of Mineral Rights, Ill. Agr. Econ. Vol. 17, No. 1, 1-7 (January 1977).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Law for the Farmer," VAS 2018C, Vocational Agriculture Service, College of Agriculture, UIUC, 20 pp. (Revised Summer 1976).

D. L. Uchtmann, "Illinois Farmers and the Workmen's Compensation Act," Farm Management Facts and Opinions, 2 pp. (October 1, 1975).

D. L. Uchtmann & C. A. Bock, "Agriculture and the 1975 Illinois Workmen's Compensation Act,"

 

University of Illinois