BETTING THE FARM
BETTING THE FARM (USA, 2012, 84 min.)
Dropped by their national milk company, a group of Maine dairy farmers is suddenly confronted with the real possibility of losing their farms. Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company. Farmers Vaughn Chase, Richard Larry and Aaron Bell — along with their families — struggle to make ends meet as they get the company off the ground. But, faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off? Or will they be left worse off than before? Directed by Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree. Produced by Pull-Start Pictures.
Introduced by Erin Lourie, Adult Audiences Manager, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Q&A with Kathy Ozer, Executive Director, National Family Farm Coalition will follow the screening.
FREE. For reservations, please call Hillwood at 202-686-5807. Walk-ins permitted depending on space availability.