Angela Dawson

President & CEO
Forty Acre Co-op

Angela Dawson is a fourth-generation midwest farmer, a cooperative advocate and a public health researcher with 25 years experience of community development research and innovation. A career academician, she holds several executive Business Administrations Certificates as well as advanced legal and public health research certifications. Her passions have been to integrate her academic and professional expertise to solve emergent community issues related to agricultural equity, access to technology, entrepreneurship and education.

Forty Acre Co-op is a farmer-owned agtech company. Forty Acre is wholly owned by and operated for socially disadvantaged ranchers, urban growers and farmers. The co-op produces proprietary superior quality hemp seeds, partners with farmers to grow these seeds, and aggregates value-added hemp product processing to create commercial hemp and CBD products.