Jillian Hishaw - Jillian Hishaw Esq.
Champion for the Farmer. Preserver of the Land.

Jillian Hishaw Esq., LL.M

Agricultural Strategist. Farmer Advocate. Leader.


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Jillian Hishaw, has 20 years of professional experience in law, speaking, and writing. Hishaw has worked as an Environmental Planner for a local city, a State Conservation Agency, and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington DC. Hishaw has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Tuskegee University, an historically Black university along with a Juris Doctorate and a Legal Masters (LL.M) in agricultural law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.

Ranked No.5 out of 14 Women Leaders in the world changing Agriculture


Agricultural Attorney

Jillian Hishaw is a well-known expert in the field of agricultural law and policy. Author of “Don’t Bet the Farm on Medicaid” a manual that educates land and homeowners about state tax exemptions regarding outstanding debt owed to long-term care facilities. Hishaw’s latest “Systematic Land Theft” is a textbook that documents the history of Black and Indigenous land theft in the US and the ways laws and policies continue to support the present day taking of land.
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F.A.R.M.S Founder

Hishaw, has over 20 years of speaking experience in the area of agriculture, wealth management, and food insecurity. State Bar Associations, non-profits, universities, and private entities have hired Hishaw to speak on stages across the country. As one of a few agricultural lawyer’s in the world with her expertise, Hishaw has provided rural farmers in Africa, India and the Caribbean with support services through Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) an international non-profit that she established nearly 10 years ago.



Over the last 20 years, Hishaw has had the opportunity to speak at numerous national, state and local conferences and workshops. Hishaw has organized workshops and conferences or invited to speak on various topics including;

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