art + ag: Angie Provost
Artist farmers draw attention to some of some of the most urgent and pressing human and environmental issues. With art as a lens to their agricultural experience, we can learn to change the world. Our guest Angie Provost, put that lens to the racism and discrimination that still exists in the agriculture industry. While painting is a balm that helps Angie cope with the stress of losing their land and livelihood after decades of discriminatory practices, it’s also a canvas that enables her to speak the truth and to fight back.
HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Angie Provost, Provost Farm, LLC
Angie Provost is an artist and sugarcane farmer from New Iberia, Louisiana. A former art teacher, Angie paints to express the painful history of her South Louisiana farming community, and the farmland loss suffered by her family after decades of discrimination.
Angie and her husband June are the owners of Provost Farm, LLC, a sugarcane farm and social venture business that was created as a means for the restoration and reparation of black/indigenous land ownership and farm operations. Provost Farm, LLC aims to connect the historical significance of civil rights to rural land loss in South Louisiana, and to cultivate a path toward food justice and equity.
'It's not fair, not right': how America treats its black farmers - The Guardian, by Debbie Weingarten, photos by Audra Mulkern
What Happened to All the Black Farmers? | NBC Left Field
African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres of Land Over the Last Century - The Nation
Queen Sugar - OWN Network
Producer: Joe Mulkern
FFP Theme Song: Written and Performed by Joe Mulkern
Episode Music: California
Written By: Edward Hogston
Performed By: Finn's Fandango
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