speaker-info

Alexia Kulwiec

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 change in our food system. Kulwiec has practiced law for more than 20 years, and she has extensive litigation experience as well as experience in leading and managing attorneys. Kulwiec 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. Kulwiec 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 will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fairs

Workshops

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Local Food and Farming Laws

As more consumers seek out healthy food, local farmers and artisan producers seek to meet the demand. Yet over the last several decades, government policies, laws, and regulations favoring larger producers have created significant barriers for small farmers and businesses. Learn more about the laws governing local produce, grass-fed meats, home-baked goods, raw milk, and more. Alexia Kulwiec looks at the latest developments. This overview for both producers and consumers includes a focus on food initiatives at the state and local level that are designed to help small, local farms provide products directly to consumers.

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Pennsylvania, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Real Food Stage