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'Farmers for America' to be shown

FARGO, N.D. -- America's food system is undergoing "extraordinary changes," which an upcoming film viewing and panel discussion will explore. The documentary "Farmers for America" will be shown April 12 at the Scheels Arena Conference Room in Far...

The film "Farmers for America" “traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food is coming from,” according to promotional material for the trailer. (Photo from the trailer for "Farmers for America")
The film "Farmers for America" “traces the extraordinary changes coming to America’s food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food is coming from,” according to promotional material for the trailer. (Photo from the trailer for "Farmers for America")

FARGO, N.D. - America's food system is undergoing "extraordinary changes," which an upcoming film viewing and panel discussion will explore.

The documentary "Farmers for America" will be shown April 12 at the Scheels Arena Conference Room in Fargo, N.D. The event, from 6-9 p.m will feature a free screening of the film followed by a panel discussion of farmers. It's hosted by the Northern Small Farm Alliance in partnership with North Dakota Farmers Union and Cass County Farmers Union.

The panelists haven't been finalized, but will include a mix of farmers and ranchers from a diverse range of North Dakota agricultural operations, said Ross Lockhart, a member of Northern Small Farm Alliance. He and his wife, Amber, operate Heart and Soil Farm near Grandin, N.D.

The event will include a presentation by an AgCountry Farm Credit Services official on farm succession planning and transition.

The documentary's trailer can be viewed here.

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The film "traces the extraordinary changes coming to America's food system as more and more consumers flock to farmers' markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food is coming from," according to promotional material for the trailer.

More information about the event and the Northern Small Farm Alliance and to RSVP go to www.facebook.com/northernsmallfarmalliance .

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