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Collegiate Farm Bureau to screen Farmland documentary – Nov. 21

FarmlandMembers of Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison are excited to welcome students, faculty, staff and the public to a documentary showing of Farmland film. The event will be held on November 21 at 6 pm in Union South on the University of Wisconsin campus. The event is free and open to all.

“We are excited to bring this film, which was recently released on Hulu, to the UW,” said Tyler Troiola, director at large for Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison. “Bringing together people with agriculture backgrounds and welcoming the public will provide a great opportunity for people with non-farm backgrounds to ask questions about agriculture production.”

Farmland is an informational documentary that follows the lives of six young farmers and ranchers on their journey to help feed America. It portrays both the struggles and joys of their pursuit to feed a growing population.

Carrie Chestnut Mess, also known as Dairy Carrie, will speak following the conclusion of the film about her background in the agricultural industry, and then lead a discussion about topics covered in the film.

“Dairy Carrie will provide the discussion with a unique perspective because of her background growing up in urban Madison and her transition into farming with her husband and his family near Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Since she didn’t grow up on a farm, Carrie has enhanced insight to connect with film attendees who have some of the same questions she originally had about farming and Wisconsin agriculture,” said Taylor Holterman, president of Collegiate Farm Bureau.

The showing will take place in Varsity Hall III located inside Union South. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided at the event.

Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison would like to thank the Daughters of Demeter, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Soybean Board, Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Beef Council and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation for sponsoring the showing.

For more information, please contact Tyler Troiola at 262-470-8261 or at troiola@wisc.edu.

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