About

Hello, I’m Sarah Vogel, attorney, advocate, and author of The Farmer’s Lawyer, a memoir about my landmark class action lawsuit, Coleman v. Block. I brought this historic case when I was a young lawyer and single mother, against the federal government, on behalf of 240,000 family farmers facing foreclosure during the 1980s farm crisis. I’ve spent most of my career as an advocate for family farmers, women, and Native Americans. I also served two terms as North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture, and I was the first woman in U.S. history to be elected to this position in any state. I live in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Sarah smiling, sitting at her desk