Morningside College will celebrate National Ag Day with a special screening of the film “Farmland” on Wednesday, March 18, in the Weikert Auditorium in Buhler Rohlfs Hall.
Morningside College will celebrate National Ag Day with a special screening of the film “Farmland” on Wednesday, March 18, in the Weikert Auditorium in Buhler Rohlfs Hall, 1701 Morningside Ave.
The event is free and open to the public. It is being hosted by the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for appetizers and refreshments, with the screening at 6 p.m. After the film, guests will be invited to ask questions of a panel of experts from the agriculture industry. To RSVP for the event, go to www.morningside.edu/farmland.
The 45-minute documentary by award-winning director James Moll follows the lives of farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming businesses. The film explores the risks and rewards associated with farming and the passion that is passed down from generation to generation.
“Many Americans have never set foot on a farm or ranch,” said Will Fett, executive director of the Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation. “Few have met or talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. This film will let them connect with modern agriculture in a whole new way.”
Area farmers participating in the panel discussion include Matt Schuiteman of Sioux County and Stephanie Essick of Clay County.
The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is a resource for educators and volunteers who want to teach Iowans, especially youth, about agriculture.