Poor handles corporate, contractual, transactional, regulatory and environmental matters on behalf of agricultural producers, cooperatives and value-added enterprises.  Poor has represented farmers and ranchers in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa. Poor has worked with orchards, vineyards and aquaculture producers.  Poor served as in-house counsel to Green Plains Renewable Energy, a vertically-integrated firm with 13 grain elevators in Iowa and Tennessee, 6 ethanol plants in Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana and Tennessee and 9 blending terminals throughout the Southeast.  Poor worked in pork project development for Seaboard Farms in Southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. He has represented cattle feeders and worked as an advisor in grain elevator acquisition in Colorado, Texas and Illinois.  
Agricultural Producers
Poor represents landowners, farmers and ranchers. He provides a full range of legal services for livestock, grain and produce companies.

- Entity Formation
- Farm Estate Planning
- USDA/FSA Programs
- Groundwater & Irrigation Issues
- Livestock Facilities & Waste Issues
- Farm Labor & Immigration Issues
- Real Estate Transactions
- Farm Leases
- Ag Loan & Workouts
- Farm & Ranch Bankruptcy

Agricultural Retailers & Service Providers
Poor represents equipment manufacturers, implement dealers, agronomists, harvesters, haulers, and seed and chemical distributors and applicators.

- Business Law
- Business Planning & Finance
- Contracts, Collections, Counterparty Risks
- Environmental & Regulatory Compliance
- Chemical Compliance
- Risk Management & Insurance
- Employment, Health & Safety Issues

Poor serves as counsel to agricultural cooperatives and assists in grain elevator project development.

- Cooperative Governance
- Commodity Trading & Transactions
- USDA Grain Warehouse Compliance
- Environmental & Regulatory Compliance
- Elevator Project Finance & Development
- HR & Benefit Matters

Value-Added Enterprises
Poor handles value-added projects such as feedlots, CAFOs, meat processing plants, feed and grain mills, cotton gins, bio-refineries and food and beverage production facilities.

- Feasibility & Strategic Planning
- CAFO Project Finance & Development
- Biofuel Project Finance & Development
- Land Use & Environmental Permitting
- Utility & Railroad Agreements 
- Economic Development Incentives
- Government Affairs
- Public Affairs

Poor is also an experienced litigator with more than a dozen published decisions. He is former litigation counsel to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Environment, and Department of Wildlife and Parks. He also served as state’s liaison to EPA Region VII.