OK~ I live in North Central Iowa which means I am surrounded by a lot of corn and soybean fields.
There are many farmers that reside in North Iowa, as well as all across the United States. The film, "Farmland" is showing July 11, 13, 15, 16, and 17th, 2014, at the Windsor Theater in Hampton, Iowa. Latham Seeds is sponsoring this event and it is sure to be worth a view!
Did you know that most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch? This blows my mind! Having grown up on a farm in Iowa and living a mile from where I grew up. I know no different from life on the farm. But the one thing that I do not understand is how other types of farms operate, such as a cotton farmer. I would have to "Google" cotton farmer to get the scoop on how cotton is raised and harvested.
The film "Farmland" takes an intimate look into the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20's and are responsible for running their farming businesses. From a poultry farmer in Georgia to a cattle rancher in Colorado, to a corn and soybean farmer in Nebraska, to an organic farmer in California, to a vegetable farmer in Pennsylvania and a hog farmer in Minnesota; this film covers a lot of bases when it comes to farming.
You may now be asking, "Why should I see this film?" Well, number one would be the fact that we all like and need to eat. It's no secret that there is a movement today of everyone wanting to know where there food comes from, how it is grown, and anything else you can think of. Here is your chance!
If you are willing to take the time to learn a little bit about farming in the United States today, you will have a better understanding of where your food comes from.
I'm planning on heading to Hampton, Iowa to view "Farmland" and learn a little more about the American Farmer and I hope you will too. For a listing of times and viewings in your area, click here. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?