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The Greenhorns, a documentary about young farmers, featured in The Food & Farm Film Series

March 7, 2011

The Greenhorns, a documentary about young farmers, featured in The Food & Farm Film Series

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (3/07/2011) —The Food and Farm Film Series will screen The Greenhorns, a short documentary that tells the story of America’s young farmers, on Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Fenimore Art Museum’s auditorium. Admission is free. Immediately following the film, a panel discussion will feature director and producer Severine von Tscharner Fleming from the Hudson Valley.

Today, the average American farmer is 57 years old and growing older. Who will grow the food for the next generation? What type of young person chooses farming as a profession today? As “buying local” trends grow across the state and nation, the sustainability of the movement itself depends on young people entering the agricultural business. This film captures the professional bravery, service, and stewardship-ethnic of those young people choosing to become modern-day farmers.

Two more films will be presented as part of the film series – Vanishing of the Bees (April 20) and Three Farms (May 14). Each film will be screened in the Fenimore Art Museum auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Whether you are a backyard gardener or a professional farmer, you’ll find these films not only entertaining but educational and inspiring as well.

The Food and Farm Film Series is sponsored by The Farmers’ Museum and Otsego 2000.

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