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Award-winning filmmaker spotlights young farmers in ‘Farmland’ documentary

Buckeye Farm News

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, James Moll, has unveiled an advance trailer and website for his latest film, Farmland. The feature length documentary examines the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s in various regions across the United States.

“I make documentaries because it’s a thrill to explore new topics and meet people that I might not otherwise cross paths with,” Moll said. “While making ‘Farmland,’ I found myself immersed in a community of some of the most hard working, passionate people I’ve ever met. This film isn’t just about what it’s like to be a farmer, it’s about a way of life. It’s also about a subject that affects our lives daily.”

The film was made with generous support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. Ohio Farm Bureau is a member of the alliance. Farmland will premiere nationwide in spring 2014.

The advance trailer and information about the film is now available.

New Our Ohio television segments showcase Ohio farmers, rural communities

Ohio Farm Bureau is also inviting Ohioans to learn a little more about Ohio agriculture through two new mini-documentaries featured on the Our Ohio television show. Turn the Page shows how the Van Scoy family in Hardin County reinvented its business to allow the next generation to return to the farm. Growing Hope tells the story of how one community came together to support local farms and drive economic development by creating the Chesterhill Produce Auction.