Farm Advocate - Jillian Hishaw Esq.

Farm Advocate


Farm Advocate

Jillian Hishaw is an agricultural attorney, Founder & CEO of Hishaw Law LLC., Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.), and author of “Don’t Bet the Farm on Medicaid.” Hishaw is well-versed in the areas of civil rights and agricultural policy. In 2017, Hishaw was recognized as a “Food Changemaker” by CLIF Bar Co. and has been interviewed by O (Oprah) Magazine, the Atlantic, Vice News, the Washington Post and more. Hishaw has 20 years of professional experience and has raised funds for various hunger relief, conservation, and law programs.

Successful charitable programs aimed at serving small rural farmers

As a philanthropist, Hishaw has also raised thousands of dollars for charitable food programs and has been interviewed by various academic, newspaper and podcast outlets. Additionally, Hishaw has several law review and American Bar Association newsletter articles published in outlets such as Civil Eats, the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, the Journal of Food Law & Policy, WUNC – NPR, South Carolina Now and more. Hishaw is the Founding CEO of Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) a regional non-profit organization and Hishaw Law. F.A.R.M.S., provides legal services to small farmers in seven rural states in the South and Southeast. Over the past nearly five years in operation, F.A.R.M.S., has saved a small farm in South Carolina from foreclosure, donated near one million lbs. of produce to rural high poverty communities and more! With a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Tuskegee University, Law Degree and Legal Masters in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Hishaw education and professional expertise can be applied to many different facets of business.


What Jillian does is unique. There are so many components to it, working with an attorney she referred us too the deed to our family farm was cleared since the land was passed down from a former slave owner, we did not posses a proper deed.

LeTanya Williams –  South Carolina Farmer

Agricultural Attorney