Farmers for America Movie Screening and Farm Beginnings® Information Session
When: May 24th, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Where: Hendersonville Community Co-op, 60 South Charleston Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Please park at Co-op or next door at Self Help Credit Union.
Please RSVP using the facebook event. Free and Open to the Public. Note there is a 40 person capacity; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
From the Filmmaker: “I want people to understand how less than 2% of this country’s population feed 300 million Americans three times a day. I want people to see the challenges our farmers are dealing with, and the reasons why agriculture is facing a looming skills gap unlike anything we’ve ever seen. I want people to get a sense of just how close we are to becoming completely disconnected from our food, and the people who grow it.”
This message is at the heart of OGS Farm Beginnings®, a one-year training program for new and beginning farmers. Current farmers are aging, and new farmers face huge barriers to land and capital. They need help getting the skills to be successful. Come learn more about how the Farm Beginnings Program is helping farmers overcome these barriers.
Thanks to our Co-Sponsors!
OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and funding in part by Carolina Farm Credit, Community Foundation of WNC, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, French Broad Food Co-op, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Valley - Farmers Advocating for Organic Farming, Simply Organic 1%, and by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341. Read more about Farmer Programs' Funding Partners here.