Alumni Attribute Long Lane Farm for Jumpstarting Interests, Careers in Agriculture

Posted March 27th, 2018.

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Wesleyan University

by Olivia Drake

According to the recently published 2017 Long Lane Farm annual report, almost 100 Wesleyan alumni are working in agricultural production industries. Many of these alumni got their start working at Long Lane Farm, Wesleyan’s student-run organic farm devoted to allowing students a place to experiment and learn about sustainable agriculture.

The following alumni shared their farming experiences post-graduation:


Adan Martinez ’05
Martinez apprenticed at—and later managed farms—for eight years in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont, growing mixed vegetables and raising animals for direct and wholesale markets. After graduating from Yale Law School, Martinez took a job as a litigation fellow for Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLC in New York. His legal work aims to change the underlying legal and cultural conditions that cause dysfunction in the food system. “Long Lane Farm was the birthplace of this work,” he said.

Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a nationwide litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore. We represent individuals against powerful interests. We act as a private attorney general in support of the private and public good.

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