Lexington Screening of Farmers For America
Saturday August 25th 2018 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us Saturday August 25th for local food, documentary film, and inspiring conversation!
We're getting together at the Farish Theater for a special afternoon at the Lexington Public Library.
We’ll kick things off at noon with complimentary local food provided by the Good Foods Co-op.
At 1pm, the director of the documentary, Graham Meriwether, will introduce Farmers For America and then we will watch the documentary.
At 2:15pm, 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 invited panelists are Dr. John Strang, Chelsey Schlosnagel of Dutch Creek Farm and Scott Gowers of Rolling Fork Organic Farm.
Location: Farish Theater
Address: 140 E. Main St. Lexington, KY 40507
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.