Why Cultured AG?
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Farms ran by black families make up less than 2 percent of all farms today.
That is down from 14 percent in 1920.
While teaching agriculture in a public school setting to thousands of students, it quickly became clear to me that the majority of my students had never encountered a farmer.
A farmer of color, that happened to be a women was blasphemy!
Here I stand, Farmer Chy. Born and raised in Chicago. Attended public school where we had access to shared textbooks maybe an hour out the school day. Not to mention my loc'd hair and dark skin.
What I am trying to say is, I don't fit the stereotype of "farmer".
My question is why not?
Cultured AG is for each of my students who look at me in excitement and wonder. It's for agriculturists of color that are underrepresented and misrepresented.
It's for change makers and narrative changers all over the world.
It's for the culture.