Agriculture is telling its story.
Yes, those of us in the ag industry keep hearing that we need to tell our story, and now the time has come that combines a diverse perspective into the lives of young farmers and ranchers and the way they produce food.
This story is FARMLAND, a documentary from award-winning director,James Moll, that takes a look into the world of farming first-hand through the lives of six young farmers and ranchers. This story shares about their high-risk/high-reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
Moll traveled across the country meeting the young farmers and ranchers and truly just had them share their story.
“I wanted farmers to speak for themselves and tell the story themselves,” Moll said in a recent interview with Agri-Pulse. Listen to all of Moll’s Open Mic audio with Agri-Pulse.
This film was supported in par by U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but Moll had the final editorial say on the film. He said he really got to know the story of farmers and ranchers while putting the film together.
“From a personal perspective on farmers and ranchers, I feel like I now know a farmer, I know many of them. But I couldn’t have said that before. I hadn’t even set foot on a farm before. That sounds crazy and knowing what I know now it seems ridiculous that I would grow up in this country and never have been on a farm. But now I can say I know farmers,” said Moll.
There was a Nebraskan featured in the film as well. David Loberg raises corn and soybeans, custom feeds cattle and runs an irrigation business on his fifth-generation family farm near Carroll, Nebraska.
Watch the trailer to catch a glimpse of the stories. Then find a theater near you starting May 1 (click here to find the nearest viewing) to watch this excellent film. Find out more on farmlandfilm.com.