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Film festival features young farmers’ movement

Gorge Grown Food Network and the Rockford Grange present the Greenhorn’s Up Up! Film Festival, a series of independent films and shorts that explore the questions of farmland, access, rural livelihoods and sustainability of people and place, at the Rockford Grange Dec. 11.

A local, farmer-made soup dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost three years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community — its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture — to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.

“The production of The Greenhorns is part of our grassroots nonprofit’s larger campaign for agricultural reform. We are an activist organization that does much else besides,” said festival organizers.



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