Join us at Old Brick for a film screening, panel discussion, local eats, and great conversation.
Eastern Iowa Young Farmers Coalition, Garden Oasis, Iowa Organic Association, Iowa RC&D, Land Access Hub, Leave It Better Media, National Young Farmers Coalition, Sun Dog Farm, and Wild Woods Farm have all come together to bring you this fun event. We'll be screening Farmers for America, a film about young farmers. Then we'll have a panel of local young farmers speaking about their experiences in Iowa. Local food will be provided beforehand. Other Eastern Iowa farmers are welcome to come early for the first meeting of the Eastern Iowa Young Farmers Coalition.
About Farmers For America:
The documentary traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s 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 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.
We ask that guests RSVP here so we are able to gauge how many people to expect. RSVP is not required for attendance. Attendance will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
The screening is free.
5:00pm- 6:00pm: First meeting of the Eastern Iowa YFC!
6:00 pm- 6:45 pm: Arrive, order food and drinks, socialize
6:45 pm - 8:20 pm: Introductions and film screening
8:20 pm- 9:00 pm: Farmer panel discussion
9:00 pm- 10 pm: Socialize and hang out!