Central Kentucky Community Foundation & Farm Bureau sponsor a free film screening of Farmers For America

Central Kentucky Community Foundation & Farm Bureau sponsor a free film screening of Farmers For America

June 7, 2018 – A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown. This event is free and open to the public.

Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Hardin County Farm Bureau are pairing up to sponsor a screening of the film Farmers For America. Narrated by actor and host of Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe, the film was created to celebrate, inspire and support young farmers. This country faces a unique moment in America’s agriculture. The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60 years old. Half of U.S. farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. It’s a time of upheaval, risk and extraordinary opportunity.

“As a community foundation, it is part of our role to stay abreast of changes and challenges facing people in our region. Of significant importance is our food supply. This film brings to light obstacles, and opportunities our local farmers, consumers and the agriculture industry must consider,” said Davette B. Swiney, President and CEO of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. “In our rural area, the next generation of farming plays an important role in our economy. CKCF is proud to co-sponsor this event, bringing these issues to attention in our community.”

“The changes local farmers are enduring is an important topic for our entire community,” said Larry Jaggers II, President of Hardin County Farm Bureau. “This film challenges all of us to create ways for farming to be more accessible to those wanting to pursue this career, and to become more supportive of our local food sources and the agricultural way of life.”

The documentary touches on the vast changes coming to America’s food system as more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food originates. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. These farmers reflect nothing less than the face of America. The Farmers For America screening is a community event to encourage and inspire people in our region to make a difference in local agriculture and how we handle our food supply.

To reserve your free ticket contact CKCF at 270-737-8393 or info@ckcf4people.org or Hardin County Farm Bureau at 270-737-7377.

About Central Kentucky Community Foundation

Central Kentucky Community Foundation is the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving as a resource, leader and catalyst to people who wish to improve life in their community. For more about CKCF visit www.ckcf4people.org.

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