Brielle & Michelle Wright are sisters from North Carolina who have no shortage of passion. They founded The Farmer’s B.A.G. — which stands for Blessed, Abundant, Gifted — in 2020 as an effort to put their agricultural & mental health backgrounds to good use. The organization is dedicated to giving back to their community through agricultural and farming opportunities including community outreach, addressing food insecurities, assisting older farmers, and educating youth on the agriculture industry.
The sisters grew up around farming, gardening, and fresh produce. They inherited their love for working the land and farming from both sides of the family who work in the agriculture and health industries.
Brielle and Michelle’s 11 acres of land are being transformed into a community garden with beehives and plenty of room for opportunities. The goal is to use this land as a platform to educate and provide opportunities for community members to learn more about agriculture and farming.
Providing resources to other farmers is one of the pillars of The Farmer’s B.A.G. ’s plan. They would like to help other farmers acquire licensing, insurance, tax documents, and the other basic requirements that come with getting a small business off the ground.
Brielle and Michelle’s goals for the organization are nothing short of inspirational. They’d like to start a foundation, build a safe space for communities of color, establish a hands-on farm school, bridge the gap between generations of farmers, and make a difference in the diversity of corporate organizations.