Past Event: Film "Farmers for America" - A Documentary to Celebrate, Inspire, and Support Young Farmers
Greenfields Sandhills presents the documentary Farmers for America on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 5:30 pm-8 pm at the Pinehurst Fair Barn. This event is free and open to the public. There will be food from the One Nine Drive Food Truck available for purchase.
The documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe (of the popular show Dirty Jobs and CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation). Extraordinary changes are taking place in America’s food system. Increasingly consumers are flocking to farmers’ markets, embracing farm-to-table lifestyles, and insisting on knowing where their food is coming from. At the center of it all are the farmers, young and old, who are bringing urban and rural America together through food. With the average age of today’s farmer at 60, and rural America losing its population as the cost of land and equipment soars, Farmers for America, reveals the next generation ready to take over, the practices they’re championing and the obstacles they must overcome.
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This film has a running time of 75 minutes and will be followed by conversations with local farmers
Farm Transition Planning Workshops - March 2018
Green Fields Sandhills is hosting three county Farmland Transition Planning workshops for landowners and families in March. There are three location/date options, with one meeting each in Lee, Moore and Richmond Counties. Programming will be provided by Guido van der Hoeven and Andrew Brana, both NCSU specialists (Guido in taxes, Andrew in law and estate planning). The target audience is individual farmers and landowners, as well as family members who can participate in the process and gain an understanding of the options available to them. Connecting with current and former tobacco growers and quota holders is particularly important for the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, who funded this project. In addition to group meetings, individual follow up meetings with Andrew or Guido can be scheduled at a later date for those seeking more specific guidance for those who attend a group workshop. Workshops are open to all, regardless of the county of residence. The Moore County workshop is slightly longer and will be more in depth.
The workshops are free, however registration is required. Choose from one of the following 3 options and register via the link.
Moore County:Saturday, March 3rd, 2-5pm (Extension Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327). MOORE REGISTRATION LINK
Lee County:Tuesday, March 6th, 7-9pm (Extension Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332). LEE REGISTRATION LINK
Richmond County:Thursday, March 15th, 7-9pm (Extension Center, 123 Caroline St, Rockingham, NC 28379). RICHMOND REGISTRATION LINK
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