Sarah Vogel is the first woman elected as a state Commissioner of Agriculture in US history, and one of the nation’s foremost agriculture lawyers. She has received numerous awards and honors, including a Distinguished Service Award from the American Agricultural Law Association and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Democratic Nonpartisan League of North Dakota. Vogel is best known for her work as lead counsel on the historic national class action case, Coleman v. Block, which is also the subject of her memoir, The Farmer’s Lawyer (Bloomsbury, 2021). Library Journal calls her memoir “on par with Erin Brockovich.” Vogel has also served as co-counsel on the Keepseagle vs. USDA race discrimination case and has been hailed “a giant killer in ag law” by The Nation. She currently serves as a Member of the Agriculture Subcomittee to the USDA Equity Commission and speaks nationwide.
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