Saturday, August 11th from 1 – 3PM
“Farmers for America” will be followed by a panel discussion with Brandon Sheard of Farmstead Meatsmith who is also featured in the film.
Film summary: 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.
Panel: Brandon Sheard of Farmstead Meatsmith and Graham Meriwether director of Farmers For America