Angela Dawson on her farm in Minnesota

Angela Dawson defines reclamation farming for herself as a fourth-generation farmer reclaiming her family’s farming legacy lost two generations ago. Through her perseverance and family history in agriculture, Angela, who identifies as a black indigenous woman, found a way to help others in her same situation and formed Forty Acre Co-op.

Sitting on 40 acres in Sandstone, Minnesota, Forty Acre Co-op is proud to be the first national black farmer co-op since the reconstruction era in the United States. The purpose and mission of the cooperative is to promote agricultural development, as well as economic equity for socially disadvantaged farmers.

In this podcast, Marji Guyler-Alaniz, FarmHer founder, explores the agriculture and historical journey that Angela has taken over the years. Angela and Marji talk about the importance of growing together in an inclusive environment, which helps fuel the passion for feeding and providing for others.

FarmHer is an organization that celebrates and lifts women who are a part of agriculture through their stories. Together, Nationwide and FarmHer have shared a long running relationship with a mutual appreciation for supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through the Everybody Eats partnership, we encourage you to explore these educational, empowering and inspirational stories and to share them with your community.

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