Join us for the Washington premiere of the new documentary Farmers For America
There will be a panel discussion with Mickey Willenbring of Dot Ranch who is featured in the documentary, as well as with April Thatcher of April Joy Farm. The discussion will be moderated by the director of the documentary.
Date: Wednesday August 8
Address: Old Liberty Theater
6pm- Reception with free locally-sourced food. Sponsored by Sunbridge Solar.
7pm- Screening of Farmers For America
8:15pm- Panel with Mickey Willenbring and April Thatcher. Moderated by Graham Meriwether.
The evening will be wrapped up by 9pm
Note: Food will be free provided by Grand Army Tavern with produce from April Joy Farm. Drinks will be available for purchase.
Cost: $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
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, Blake Hurst and Lindsey Lusher-Shute.