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.
Join us for a special screening of Farmers For America at the Orland Free Library.
At 6pm there will be a reception with locally-grown cheese, nuts, tomatoes, pecans and more. There will also be a raffle giveaway of Table Mountain Ranch burger and sausage.
At 7pm we will screen the documentary Farmers For America.
Following the film, local farmers Megan Brown and Marc Breckenridge will join director Graham Meriwether for a conversation about the challenges and joys of being a farmer.
There's no RSVP, it's first come, first serve. See you there!
About the Event:
Join us in the magical oasis otherwise known as Big Red Sun, for a special evening of local food, documentary film and inspiring conversation in Venice.
We'll get things going with local, sustainably-sourced food from Primal Pastures, the Sorella Collective, and a selection of beverages from Topo Chico.
As the day turns to twilight, we'll have a panel conversation about the future of American agriculture with Paul Grieve, founder of Primal Pastures, and Randy Ryan of Farmer Veteran Coalition. The discussion will be moderated by the director of Farmers For America Graham Meriwether.
As twilight turns to evening, we'll fire up the projector and screen the Los Angeles premiere of the documentary Farmers For America.
The funds raised during the evening will be to lift up the transformational work of the Farmers Veteran Coalition, an organization who has provided countless military veterans with opportunities to start farms.
Date: Saturday July 28th
Address: Big Red Sun
560 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
6pm: Local, regenerative food from Primal Pastures and the Sorella Collective. Beverages from Topo Chico
7:15pm Panel with Paul Grieve and Randy Ryan. Moderated by Graham Meriwether. Introduction by founder of Farmer Veteran Coalition, Michael O'Gorman.
8pm Los Angeles Premiere of Farmers For America
The evening will be wrapped up by 9:15.
Cost: Admission is free. Suggested donation of $20
Food and Drinks will be complimentary.
About the Film:
Farmers For America poses the question: Who Will Feed Us?
The average age of the U.S. farmer has reached 60. Half of America's farmland will change ownership in the next 15 years. Our nation faces a little-known agricultural crisis on an unprecedented scale. Against all odds, this is the story of an eclectic mix of young people- military veterans, bright-eyed idealists, and multi-generational farmers who are accepting the virtuous challenge of feeding us all.
The documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor) and stars farmers from every region of the United States including national agricultural leaders like Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, Paul Grieve and Lindsey Lusher-Shute.
SAXAPAHAW, NC --The acclaimed new documentary, Farmers for America, will be screened July 2 at Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom. There will be locally-sourced pulled-pork sandwiches from Reverence Farms and will feature a panel discussion with farmer Suzanne Nelson Karreman, Haw River Mushroom producers Chess and Laura Stewart and Eric Henry of TS Designs. The panel will be moderated by the director of the documentary, Graham Meriwether.
The documentary addresses the major question facing American agriculture in the next 15 years: Who will feed us? With an average age of 60 among today’s farmers, and with 50 percent of American farmland destined to change hands in the next 15 years, the film features farmers from across the country who are creating alternative answers to the way we get most of our food today.
The film is narrated by popular TV host and podcaster Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor).
DATE:Monday July 2nd
TIME: 6:00-9:15 PM
PLACE: Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd.
Saxapahaw, NC 27340
6pm - DinnerPulled pork sandwiches from local Reverence Farms & Cafe.
7:15pm- Panel Conversation
Suzanne Nelson Karreman, Chess & Laura Stewart of Haw River Mushrooms, and Eric Henry of TS Designs. Discussion will be moderated by Director Graham Meriwether
The event will wrap up by 9:15pm.
Ticket Price: Pay in advance- $20 for food and movie. In-person tickets will be $25 at the door.
We will be screening the film on Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00am.
The screening will be held at the Jay County Public Library (315 N Ship St. Portland, IN) in the Community Room.
This screening is being held in cooperation with our Local Purdue Extension office to celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Farmer’s Market here in Portland, Indiana.