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Questions we had for Angela:
In 1920, there were nearly a million African American farmers. Today, there are 45,508. How did that happen?
How did Black farmers influence modern agriculture?
Tell us about Forty Acre Co-op. Where did the inspiration come from and how did it evolve?
How did you evolve from someone in public health to doing this work?
Why a co-op model?
What kinds of support does the co-op offer members and why is this important?
What products are the farmers you work with growing?
COVID is showing how our local food system is not working well — with crops, dairy, eggs, and livestock destroyed because of distribution and production bottlenecks. Can you talk about this for our listeners? Why does this happen?
Minnesota Women’s Press is launching the #EcolutionCollective, a new co-created weekly news series that looks at the “eco” — a Greek word for house, habitat, and environment. Who is engaged in collectively building a stronger ecosystem and economy for people and planet?