Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Alexia is the Executive Director for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF). She resides in Madison, Wisconsin and is a licensed attorney in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Alexia has practiced law for over twenty years, has extensive litigation experience and skill in leading and managing attorneys. Alexia is currently working on an advanced law degree in Food and Agricultural Law, holds a J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Alexia also has an appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has studied domestic fair trade on mid-sized farms, has published and presented on farm labor issues, and teaches in the area of labor and employment law. This experience inspired Alexia‚Äôs concern for agriculture and the U.S. food system, triggering an interest in promoting smaller scale and sustainable farming and homesteading. Alexia is published on the FTCLDF website and in several legal journals including an analysis of Poultry Growers as Employees in the Labor Law Journal. She has served on the Madison food policy council and been active with other food and agriculture related organizations.

Topic: Navigating Homestead & Farm Laws

Date: Friday October 8th, 2:30PM