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.
Our screening is being organized by the Arcadia Farmers Market and held on Sunday, April 22 from 1-3:30pm at the Arcadia Historical Society banquet room in the basement (401 S Washington St, Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612).
Thank you to our partners: Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association, Great River Organic Milling, UW-Extension Office, Trempealeau County University of Wisconsin Extension, Ella's Floral & More as well as the Arcadia FFA. We will have a panel discussion after the movie.
Friday, April 13.
Bonnie Kate Theater, Elizabethton, TN
Join the Appalachian RC&D Council and East TN National Young Farmers coalition for a film screening of Farmers for America, panel discussion with 3 young farmers in the Tricities and information about TN Farm Link and how it is connecting young farmers with farmland.
1) Date April 12, 2018
2) Time Doors open at 6 p.m.
3) Location Scheels Arena Conference Room, Fargo ND
4) Details Hosted by North Dakota Farmers Union, Northern Small Farm Alliance and Cass County Farmers Union
Farm Panel Discussion to follow the film
Join us for a community screening of the Farmers for America film. A documentary to celebrate, support and inspire young farmers.
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.
1) Monday, March 26th
2) Film at 6:30 PM, Panel at 7:45pm
11 South Main Street, L1-1, Concord, NH 03301.
This event includes a post-film panel discussion presented by our sponsor, Brookford Farm.
The panelists are:
Luke Mahoney- Brookford Farm
Ian McSweeney- The Russell Foundation
Melissa Blindow- Benedikt Dairy
Lincoln Geiger- Wilton-Temple Community Farm
Brookford Farm is a 613-acre Certified Organic Farm situated along the banks of the Merrimack River in Canterbury, NH. We believe people need to know more about where their food comes from and about the farmers who grow that food. Come visit us anytime. www.brookfordfarm.com
March 25: Our NIFF Network’s March gathering will feature a screening of Farmers for America. Sunday, March 25 at the Town Theater in Waukon.
o Doors open at 6:30 to order pizza and beverages; you’re welcome to bring side dishes to share alongside the pizza. Show starts at 7:00
You are invited to a free public screening of Farmers for America on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Williams Center for the Arts, 317 8th Ave SE in Oelwein, Iowa. A panel discussion will follow the movie.
This event was organized by the Oelwein Public Library, the Oelwein FFA Chapter, and ISU Extension and Outreach. Jeff and LouAnn Milks sponsored the film in memory of Ralph Kane, a lifetime farmer.
Our screening date is Friday March 23rd, 6-9pm at Marcus Whitman High School (4100 Baldwin Rd, Rushville, NY). We will have a a dinner starting at 6pm, the movie screening will start at 7pm, and a panel Q&A at 8:30pm.
We are working with our cafeteria staff for the dinner, ticket pricing will be up soon.
FARMERS FOR AMERICA (2017)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 6:30 P.M.
ASHLEY SQUARE CINEMA
Q&A with Matthew Keener (one of the film's featured farmers), local farmer Beth Tharp (Legan Livestock and Grain) and Amber Espey (also featured in the film) immediately after the film in the Emerson Room at the Inn at DePauw.
This documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles, and insist on knowing from where their food originates. At the center 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. With the average age of today’s 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 they’re championing, and the obstacles they must overcome. Co-sponsored by Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory's office and the Ullem Campus Farm and Center for Sustainability.
1) Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
2) Time: 7 p.m.
3) Location: Underground Cinema, 230 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
4) Details: Screening is in collaboration with the West Virginia International Film Festival's Underground Cinema, a small, intimate, 25-seat venue located in West Virginia's capital city, underneath a popular independent bookstore/coffeeshop. Organizers will be sharing information about the upcoming fifth annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference, which will feature a talk by Calvin Riggleman of Big Riggs Farm, who is profiled in the film. Tickets for the screening cost $9 for adults and $5 for students. Concessions will be available for purchase. Ticket information is available online at urbanagwv.com.
A special screening of Farmers For America:
The Center for Land-Based Learning and California Association, FFA, invite you to a special reception and private screening of the documentary movie, Farmers for America, by filmmaker Graham Meriwether. The reception is hosted by the Sacramento Kings and Legends Hospitality, as General Manager Michael Tuohy has opened up one of Golden1 Arena’s VIP Clubs, the Embassy Lounge.
We are thrilled to host this event on Ag Day, March 20th, to highlight the extraordinary contributions of farmers across america - including two from California that are featured in the film (and will also be at the reception), with opening remarks by Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross.
Date: Monday, March 19th
Time: 6pm Reception - 7pm Showing
Location: Tryon Theatre - 45 S Trade St, Tryon, NC 28782 (picture attached)
Description: GRO, a nonprofit dedicated to local farmers, is screening Farmers for America, with the support of & located at the historic Tryon Theatre. Join us for a reception at 6pm and mingle with local farmers.
Our screening will be on Sunday, March 18. Doors open at 2, film to begin at 2:15. The location is the Flushing Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing NY 11354. It is a free event. Light complimentary refreshments will be served, and there will be a local marketplace (NYC honey, locally ground and blended Organic spices, NYC jam, NYC hot sauce, etc) available before, during and after the film.
After the screening we are hosting a Q&A with two local farmers (our CSA vegetable farmers from Golden Earthworm Farm, and our meat/egg/dairy farmers from Goodale Farm. Both farms are located in Riverhead, LI.)
The event will be Friday 3/16 at 7pm in the Attica High School Auditorium followed by a baked goods sale and panel discussion.
Our panel discussion will feature local beginning farmers and representatives from the USDA Farm Service Agency and Farm Credit East sharing about their beginning farmer programs.
The Attica High School address is 3338 East Main Street Attica NY 14011 We are asking for a $5 donation at the door all proceeds to support the newly chartered Attica FFA. So far we have had an amazing response from our community!
We are even expecting local Assemblyman Steve Hawley!