Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different agricultural legal matters. She told me farmers and ag industry professionals would enjoy reading about my experiences. I immediately responded with typical lawyer answers: I don't have time. No one will read it. There are too many ethical complications when lawyers blog.
Fortunately, I decided that these excuses were challenges that could be overcome. Why do good legal work if you cannot use your experiences to help others? So here I am today, five years later, and I can't imagine how my legal career would have evolved without having the Janzen Ag Law Blog. I'm happy to announce that the Janzen Ag Law blog is moving to a new platform as part of my decision to found a new law firm, Janzen Agricultural Law LLC. Before this site is moved, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and see how this blog has evolved over the years.