COLORADO SPRINGS -- ‘Farmers For America,’ the highly acclaimed new documentary that champions young farmers and the local food movement, will screen July 18 at Ivywild School in Colorado Springs and will feature a wide-ranging panel discussion with local farmers and food advocates. Before the screening, there’s a chance to share delicious hamburgers at Drifters, made with local beef from farmer Mike Callicrate’s Ranch Foods Direct.
Burgers- 5:30-6:30 at Drifter's
Come enjoy the legendary Drifter’s hamburger made with all-local ground beef from Ranch Foods Direct.
Movie- 7-8:15pm at Ivywild School
Mike Callicrate Ranch Foods Direct, Richard Beaven, CEO of Drifters, Nick Levendofsky - Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Will Frost of Fountain Creek Ranch.
The director of the documentary, Graham Meriwether, will be moderating the panel.
Food will be a la carte at Drifter’s.
Movie Ticket is $10 and can be purchased in advance here.
RICHARD BEAVEN, CEO, DRIFTERS BURGERS -- Founder of the legendary Drifters Burgers, Richard Beaven has been able to create a thriving fast-food experience while adhering to a philosophy embracing local food and farmers.
MIKE CALLICRATE, RANCH FOODS DIRECT -- Mike Callicrate founded Ranch Foods Direct in 2000, with a mission to sell high quality naturally raised beef directly to customers. Today, Mike and other local farmers and ranchers, loving the soil and caring for the land, produce organic whole foods free of chemicals and artificial preservatives.
WILL FROST, FOUNTAIN CREEK RANCH -- A fourth-generation rancher on the farm 20 miles south of Colorado Springs, Will is a young farmer who wants to make a difference, helping sell the ranch’s produce at local farmers markets, and creating direct marketing opportunities for the Frost enterprises.
NICK LEVENDOFSKY, ROCKY MOUNTAIN FARMERS UNION -- Nick grew up on farm in north central Kansas and has been involved in trying to make sure farmers have a voice in legislation that affects their everyday lives. A Kansas State graduate, Nick recently joined the RMFU, which represents farmers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, and helps strengthen family farms and makes sure their interests are served in agriculture legislation in the nation, region and state.