Angela Jackson is the owner of Prairiesun Organics in Vermillion, SD. On her small-scale farm, she raises poultry for meat and eggs, row crops, small grains, vegetables, and forage crops since 2006. She sells meat and eggs under her own brand label. She has worked in the organic industry for 15 years as a consultant, educator, inspector, lead auditor, program evaluator, quality manager, and meat processor.
Angela's organic certified farm acreage was drifted on in 2017 and 2018 with toxic prohibited pesticides resulting in loss of organic status on production areas. Her animals were subsequently sickened and her own health was impacted. With a thirst for the truth and desire for transparency, she wrote a report in 2018 called "Chemical Trespass" that highlights the reality of a statewide systemic problem and reveals a broken system of oversight at many levels. Since 2018, she and her husband have testified numerous times in state legislative hearings on bills related to pesticide reform. At the suggestion of the South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture in 2019, she formed the South Dakota Pesticide Drift Working Group as a way to bring stakeholders together for a broader discussion on pesticide drift.