Lorraine Lewandrowski

Lorraine Lewandrowski practices law in Upstate New York and is a graduate of Albany Law School. Lorraine has a Master’s degree from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she also completed Harvard Business School’s Global Agribusiness Program. Her clients have included the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly, environmental plaintiffs, municipalities, the Amish community and farmers. Lorraine’s environmental work has included litigation, State Environmental Quality Review and facility siting. She served on the New York State Solid Waste Management Advisory Board reviewing municipal solid waste and disposal. As Secretary of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor Commission, she worked on regional tourism and economy issues. With an interest in elder care, Lorraine served as Board President of a regional nursing home. The highlights of her law career have included appellate practice in New York’s 3rd and 4th Departments and the Court of Appeals.

As a farmer, Lorraine still milks cows and advocates for farm families in every venue possible. She was raised in a multi-generational farm family whose members have led milk strikes, formed dairy cooperatives, and promoted dairy products and rural landscapes of New York. Cheesemaking is a passion and Lorraine has completed the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheesemaking certification at University of Vermont in Burlington, Vemont. Lorraine has spoken about “farmer justice” and agriculture at several urban food conferences and on media ranging from Heritage Radio in NYC to Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius XM.

Conference Details



Dartmouth College

APRIL 26-27, 2019

Hanover Inn and Moore Hall in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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