Berea Screening of Farmers For America
Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Saturday August 25th 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Saturday August 25th for food, film and conversation presented by the Community Farm Alliance and Kentucky AgrAbility.
Berea, KY -- We're getting together at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center for a special night to celebrate American agriculture and talk about the challenges faced by young farmers trying to get started.
We'll start things off at 6pm with a meet and greet at legendary local pizza place PapaLeno’s
At 7pm, we'll head over to the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center where the director of the film, Graham Meriwether will introduce the documentary Farmers For America
At 8:15pm, we'll have a panel discussion with Kentucky’s own Mike Lewis, a pioneering hemp farmer who is featured in the documentary and is a project manager for the University of Kentucky’s AgrAbility program which enhances the quality of life for people who farm with disabilities. Also included on the panel is the incomparable Wayne Riley founder of the Laurel County African American Heritage Center.
Date: Saturday August 25th
Location: Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Address: 205 N. Main St. Berea, KY 40403
Cost for Movie Ticket: $10
The ticket includes entry to see the movie Farmers For America.
Cost for Food: The food at PapaLeno’s is available for purchase at the restaurant.
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.