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Brielle Wright, co-owner of The Farmers B.A.G., photographed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.

NC farmers aim to make agriculture inclusive for underrepresented communities

Though a third of North Carolina's rural population is comprised of people of color, over 95 percent of North Carolina's agricultural producers are white.  Several organizations and independent farmers in the state are working to make agriculture a more inclusive environment.  “(There is) a misconception that agriculture is only farming, plows, cows, sows and things of that nature, and not aware of the many careers that are available in the agriculture area, that’s the gap,” Paula E. Faulkner, co-director of the MEA Center, said.

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