We’re excited be screening our documentary at the 2019 California State Conference.
Following the screening will be a discussion with the director of the film, Graham Meriwether and Paul Greive of Primal Pastures, who is a star of the film as well as Jesse Larios of Foster Feedyard.
April 12th, Palmer Auditorium (Corner of Imperial Ave & "C" Street, Brawley)
9:00-9:30 - Reception (provided by Farm Bureau and Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers)
9:30 - Show the movie Farmers for America
10:45 - Discussion Panel to talk about how a young person can get a start in Agriculture: Stephen Elmore (grower), Jesse Larios (feedyard manager), Travis Chalupnik (hay broker & Exporter), Tony Ojeda (farm supply businessman)
11:15 - Delivery of the Grants to David Angulo and Luz Velarde-Rios
Movie Night: Farmers for America
Free Will Donation, Thurs. Nov. 15, 6:00pm, School Library
A documentary that highlights the obstacles America's young farmers face and the joys that they share in feeding America. The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60 and half of America's farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. Narrated by Mike Rowe, star of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, this film looks at agricultural challenges, such as aging farmers and the changing ownership of farmland.
Farmers For America Screening and Panel
with Local Food Tasting
1:00pm - 5:00pm - The Northeast Organic Farming Association, NOFA, is offering a gardening workshop, led by FA teacher Steve Walach, on campus prior to this event. You can click here to learn more. FA families are welcome to participate in this workshop at no cost. Contact Steve Walach to register.
Join us for a great night out at Friends Academy and learn more about the future of agriculture in the US. The evening will feature a local food tasting catered by Chef Aaron DeRego of The Back Eddy, followed by a screening of FA parent Graham Meriwether's documentary Farmers for America, and ending with a panel consisting of local agricultural entrepreneurs. Children are welcome to attend. Registration in advance is encouraged.
5:00 pm - Local Food Tasting on the Farmhouse Field with music by Putnam Murdock, Dock Murdock, Barry Gross, and Mark Russell.
6:00 pm - Screening of Farmers for America, About the film: WHO WILL FEED US? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America's farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up. Directed by Graham Meriwether (American Meat). www.leaveitbetter.com
7:15 pm - Panel moderated by filmmaker Graham Meriwether
Panel including: Elizabeth Frary of Copicut Farms in Dartmouth, MA, Jordan Goldsmith '04 of Moonrose Farm in Cranston, RI, Sarah Cogswell and Kate Levin of Cluck and Trowel in Westport, MA, and longtime area farmer Mr. Peckham,
$10 entry fee per person OR $20 entry fee for a family
Children under 5 are free.
Event sponsored by NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Friends Academy, and Farmers for America
Join us for our community kick-off event for the Hill & Valley Exploration tour.
The Farmers For America documentary will be viewed Saturday, Sept . 29 at 10:30 am at the Reedsburg Public Library Community Room. Following will be a facilitated discussion of local food and farming by Randy Zogbaum, Madison College ag instructor.
A Farm to Table luncheon will be served by participating farmers for the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour.
Sauk Co. Wisconsin Farmers Union is a co-sponsor of the screening.
To learn more about the HVET, check out our website: www.explorehillandvalley.com.