‘Farmland’ to show at Jesse Auditorium Feb. 2

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.

Erin Boedeker

About the Author Erin Boedeker

My name is Erin Boedeker, I am a Agricultural Education – Leadership major at the University of Missouri. My emphasis within my major is Communications and Science and Agricultural Journalism. I am originally from Elsberry, Mo. After receiving my degree, my hopes are to take my passion and knowledge for agriculture into the city. I hope to work with a public relations or marketing firm, and work with clients to help the public understand the positive aspects of production agriculture. I am excited to continue writing for Corner Post, to help build my portfolio, network and get a more hands-on experience with writing in general.