Barton County Farm Bureau presented each of the county’s High School Librarians with a copy of the DVD, Farmland, an in-depth documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers from academy award winning director James Moll. Most Americans have never stepped foot on a working farm or ranch or ever had the opportunity to talk to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. Farmland gives us an up close and personal look at six young farmers and ranchers and the latest farming procedures, practices and technologies that are changing and improving the landscape of modern agriculture. Nothing is off limits in the film from GMO and organics to animal welfare and consumer trust. Farmland is also available for any individual or group to check out from the Barton County Farm Bureau Association. It would provide any person or group with an inside view of the world of farming and a first-hand glimpse into the lives of this generation of farmers and ranchers. It provides the viewer the opportunity to learn about the high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation.
If you are interested in checking out the Farmland DVD call the Barton County Farm Bureau Association at 620-792-2236 or 620-617-6666 during business hours.