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Farmers for America screening Aug. 18 in Kansas City

Date: 

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 19:00

Location: 

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64111

Description: YOUNG LOCAL FARMERS HIGHLIGHTED AT AUG. 18 SCREENING IN KANSAS CITY OF ‘FARMERS FOR AMERICA’ DOCUMENTARY KANSAS CITY -- Young and aspiring farmers in the Kansas City area are highlighted at the Aug. 18 screening in Kansas City of ‘Farmers for America,’ the acclaimed new documentary that features farmers from around the country who’ve embraced the local food movement. Garrett Grider, who stars in the film, is a young postal worker from Weston, MO who’s been trying to break into farming since the ag major graduated from Truman State University a few years ago. He’ll join Claire Zimmermann of Groundspeak Farm of Edgerton, KS on a panel discussion with filmmaker Graham Meriwether about the challenges facing young farmers today. The film, narrated by popular TV host and podcaster Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor), has been screening at community events across the country and drawing committed audiences eager to see and hear about the farmers who’ve answered the challenge of producing food for people who want to know their farmers and where their food comes from. FILM SUMMARY: Our nation faces a little-known agricultural crisis The average age of the U.S. farmer has reached 60. Half of America’s farmland will change ownership in the next 15 years. Against all odds, this is the story of an eclectic mix of young people -- military veterans, bright-eyed idealists, and multi-generational farmers who’ve accepted the virtuous challenge of feeding us all. The documentary stars farmers from every region of the United States, including national agriculture leaders like Joel Salatin of Virginia, Eliot Coleman of Maine, and Lindsey Lusher-Shute of upstate New York and the founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition. Blake Hurst, the Missouri Farm Bureau president, also is in the film commenting on the devastating effects farm consolidations have had on rural America. THE DETAILS: Date: Saturday, Aug. 18 Venue/Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church 4501 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO 64111 Film begins at 7 pm Panel Discussion from 8:15 to 9 pm. Cost: $10 Buy Advance Tickets can be purchased Here Submitted by: Heath Meriwether Farmers for America Film

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