Farmers for America Screening Friday in Iowa City

A screening of “Farmers for America,” a documentary looking at changes coming to America’s food system, will be held Friday at Old Brick Church in Iowa City.

The screening, at 26 E. Market St., will include the first-ever meeting of the Eastern Iowa Young Farmers Coalition. It also will feature local food and a panel discussion with a variety of local farmers. Filmmaker Graham Meriwether will moderate the panel, which includes Kate Edwards of Wild Woods Farm, Carmen Black of Sun Dog Farm, Rob Sladek of JCS Family Farms, TD Holub of Garden Oasis Farm and Alyssa Dunn of Crow’s Creek Farm.

The event begins at 6 p.m., with the screening at 6:45 p.m. and panel discussion following until 9 p.m.

The documentary, narrated by Mike Rowe, looks at the shifts coming to American agriculture on an array of fronts: the average age of farmers now is 60, rural population declines while land and equipment costs soar, more consumers embrace farm-to-table life and want to know more about where food comes from.

More information can be found at www.leaveitbetter.com.

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