FLAG Seeks Executive Director
Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG), is pleased to announce that it is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next exciting phase. FLAG’s long-term Executive Director, Susan Stokes, is moving into a legal leadership position at FLAG. “It has been my honor and privilege to have been FLAG’s steward and Executive Director for the past ten years; but my real passion is the practice of law on behalf of family farmers, and I am eager to get back to that work.”
FLAG is a national nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing legal services and support to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land. Founded in 1986, FLAG serves financially distressed family farmers and ranchers nationwide, working on issues such as credit, disaster relief, sustainable agriculture, contracts, leases, race discrimination, and other issues related to federal farm programs. Under Susan’s leadership, FLAG committed to providing more than half of its program capacity to serving historically underserved farmers. In 2013, FLAG was the recipient of the Anti-Racism Mission Award, awarded by the Minnesota Council for Nonprofits, for its ongoing work on behalf of immigrant farmers.
“We are extremely grateful to Susan for her ten years of exceptional leadership,” said Thom Petersen, President of FLAG’s Board of Directors, “and we also are excited about the opportunities ahead for the next Executive Director. We are pleased that Susan will continue to serve FLAG’s mission by focusing exclusively on legal work for family farmers.”