A Documentary to Celebrate, Inspire, and Support Young Farmers
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre, Fairfield, IA (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)
Saturday evening features a panel discussion with director Graham Meriwether and area farmers
Farmers for America, a new documentary from director Graham Meriwether (American Meat), traces the extraordinary changes coming to Americas food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food is coming from. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America.
With the average age of todays farmer at 60, and rural America losing population as the cost of land and equipment soars, this film reveals the people waiting to take their place, the practices theyre championing and the obstacles they must overcome.
After the film on Saturday evening, Meriwether will be present to facilitate a conversation with a panel of local farmers of all backgrounds- from small-scale niche production to large-scale commodity farmers. Meriwethers goal is to bring these two perspectives together and forge a shared path towards our next agriculture.
Admission by donation.
Click here for more information on the film.
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Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Inc.
PO Box 811
Fairfield, IA 52556