The Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter along with the Boone County Farm Bureau will be hosting a free showing of the movie Farmland Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. in Jesse Auditorium.
Aleesha Ball, Missouri Collegiate Farm Bureau-President, said MU Collegiate Farm Bureau and the Boone County Farm Bureau wanted to co-host the event to improve public understanding of agriculture.
“We decided to join Boone County in hosting this event because we find it very important to educate those who don’t know very much about the agriculture industry, as well as providing an opportunity for others to just come out and enjoy the ‘farmland’ experience,” Ball said.
The movie Farmland was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and directed by the Academy Award Winner James Moll. The documentary highlights different agriculture practices and tells the stories of America’s farm families.
“We really want everyone to come out and watch this movie because it actually shows the real life of six farmers and ranchers and all of the hard work that they put into producing food and resources needed to feed the world,” Ball said.
The event is free and open to the public. You can find out more about the showing on the Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau’s Facebook page here.