The innovative business models being forged by farmers all across the country are the foundation of the new food movement. In every sense, these farmers are social entrepreneurs. Yet, farmers are dramatically behind their non-farmer peers in using attorneys. As such, the new food movement is missing the opportunity to institutionalize these business models and to bring farms a legitimacy and resiliency that will truly rebuild the food system. Ms. Armstrong’s presentation examines the seemingly boring, routine legal issues farmers face and how, when looked at through a new lens, each are opportunities to put legal legs underneath this movement. Her discussion of employment, business entities, and contract law issues will be accessible to attorney and advocate alike.