Tricia Braid

Apr 30, 2014  |  Today's News

Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Corn Marketing Board are joining Illinois Farm Families in inviting people to attend the May 1 private screening of the new film, "Farmland." The film is the result of a project of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, of which National Corn Growers Association is a member. ICMB partners with other commodity groups and farm organizations in Illinois Farm Families.

The intended audience for the private screening in Chicago are non-farm influentials, such as media, chefs, mommy-bloggers, and legislators. However, a few Illinois farmers will take a break from spring planting and chores to spend the evening in downtown Chicago for the premier of the "Farmland" documentary.

From Academy Award-winning director James Moll, "Farmland" goes behind the scenes with young farmers from across the country to see how they are changing the world of agriculture.

Immediately following the screening, there will be a short panel discussion featuring Illinois farmers Eldon and Sandy Gould, Maple Park; Deb Moore, Roseville; and Katie Pratt, Dixon. These farmers are part of Illinois Farm Families are part of Illinois Farm Families and will provide a local perspective on farm issues and take questions from the audience.

Illinois Farm Families are committed to having conversations with consumers, answering their questions about food, farmers and farming, and sharing what really happens on today's Illinois family farms. More than 94 percent of Illinois farms are family owned and operated. We are passionate about showing consumers how we grow safe, healthy food for their families and ours. *Wholly or partially funded by one or more national or state checkoff programs*