New Staff Attorney at Iowa State Expands Service to Iowans

August 1st, 2007

AMES, Iowa "“ Erin Herbold began her work as the first staff attorney at the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation on Aug. 1. 

"The staff attorney position will allow our center to increase the amount of programs we offer to Iowans," said Roger McEowen, Leonard Dolezal Professor in Agricultural Law and director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.

Herbold will work with McEowen to present seminars for law practitioners, accountants, Iowa Bar Association members, farmers and agribusinesses. She also will assist the director in researching and writing legal summaries explaining the impact of agricultural policy. 

"We breakdown legal rulings into practical, hands-on suggestions for farmers and agribusinesses," said McEowen. "One of our latest explains how the recent Round Up Ready alfalfa rulings will impact farmers' day-to-day lives."

Herbold received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2006 and her bachelor's degree in liberal studies at Iowa State University in 2003. She was previously employed at a private law firm in Ames. She is a member of the Iowa Bar Association and the American Bar Association. 

The Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University, created by the Iowa Board of Regents in 2006, provides law and policy expertise to the citizens of Iowa and the nation. Legal summaries and other agricultural law and tax information from the Center are currently available at:


Roger McEowen, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, (515) 294-4076,
Erin Herbold, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, (515) 294-6365,
Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication Service, (515) 294-8892,