"Farmland" Movie to be Screened at Harvest Ridge Winery

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The Delaware Soybean Board is hosting the screening of "Farmland" at Harvest Ridge Winery on August 15.

Through the soybean checkoff, farmers contribute one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale to support research, marketing and education projects.

Through the soybean checkoff, farmers contribute one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale to support research, marketing and education projects.

We know that interest in our food and how it’s grown is greater today than ever before. We invite people to come out to Harvest Ridge and enjoy the movie and get to know their local farmers.

Join local farmers for a feature presentation of “Farmland,” a documentary movie about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers, at Harvest Ridge Winery on Aug. 15 from 5-8 pm.

“Farmland,” directed by Academy Award-winning director James Moll, presents a year in the life of six young farmers and ranchers who have taken responsibility for the operation of their family businesses, and the choices and challenges they face.

Following the movie, local farmers will talk about their farms and production practices used today in Delaware. The Delaware Soybean Board is hosting the event.

“We know that interest in our food and how it’s grown is greater today than ever before,” says Jay Baxter, chairman of the Delaware Soybean Board. “We invite people to come out to Harvest Ridge and enjoy the movie and get to know their local farmers.”

Light refreshments featuring local produce will be available. The first 75 adults will receive a ticket for a tasting; the first 75 youth will receive a ticket for a free scoop of sorbet or ice cream from The Frozen Farmer ice cream truck. Seating is available, although parents may want to bring soft blankets to allow children to watch the movie from the floor. Run time is 77 minutes.

Harvest Ridge Winery is located at 447 Westville Road in Marydel, Del.

The Delaware Soybean Board is funded by the national soybean checkoff program, which assesses one-half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans at the first point of sale. The funds are collected for soybean research, marketing and education projects.

Delaware farmers plant about 180,000 acres of soybeans each year, and the crop generates approximately $60 million in value to the state. Delaware’s agricultural industry contributes about $8 billion per year to the Delaware economy.

The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the Secretary of Agriculture, and administers the federal soybean checkoff programs in the state. Under the soybean checkoff, one half of one percent of the net market value of soybeans is assessed at the first point of sale to support research, marketing and education programs to benefit the soybean industry.

About Delaware Soybean Board: The Delaware Soybean Board administers soybean checkoff funds for soybean research, marketing and education programs in the state. One-half of the checkoff funds stay in Delaware for programs; the other half is sent to the United Soybean Board. To learn more about the Delaware Soybean Board, visit http://www.desoybeans.org.

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