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Alexia Kulwiec

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

www.farmtoconsumer.org

Alexia Kulwiec serves as the executive director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, working to provide legal representation to small farmers, food businesses, and consumers; and to support policy efforts to make positive changes for these members. Alexia has practiced law for more than 20 years, has extensive litigation experience, and has experience in leading and managing attorneys. She also has an appointment at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she has studied domestic fair trade on mid-sized farms, published and presented on farm labor issues, and teaches in the area of labor and employment law. She has served on the Madison Food Policy Council and been active with other food- and agriculture-related organizations. Alexia is currently working on an advanced law degree in food and agricultural law at the University of Arkansas. She holds a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Alexia is speaking in Texas.

Workshops

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Laws and Regulations Impacting Direct Sales

Consumer demand for food from local farmers they know and trust has increased dramatically. Yet federal, state, and local regulation can make it difficult for farmers to sell directly to consumers, or sell to consumers off farm. This workshop will explore some of the more limiting regulations that impact small farmers such as regulation of raw dairy and dairy products, small scale meat production and cottage (home-made) foods. We will explore options available to the small farmer to assist in direct to consumer sales.
Sustainable Agriculture

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