“Farmland” Film and Discussion Hosted at LCCC Stocker Arts Center

Press Release
Posted March 1, 2018

Lorain County Community College, in partnership with Lorain County Farm Bureau, presents the film, “Farmland” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center. The film is free and open to the public. This is the second film in the series that is part of the partnership between LCCC and the Lorain County Farm Bureau.

The partnership is an opportunity for the College and Farm Bureau to better understand and support the education and training needs of residents in the southern part of Lorain County where there is a legacy of agriculture and related industries.

“Our goal of this film series is to bring those interested in farming together with those families who have been farming for years,” said LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D. “We are looking for rich discussion, insights and defining some shared goals to continue the conversation and work together in support of one another.”

The film will be followed by a town hall discussion in the LCCC Norton Culinary Arts Center. The discussion will include local, experienced farmers from Lorain County, who can speak to the challenges and opportunities facing Lorain County’s agricultural economy.

The evening’s schedule is:
• 6:30 p.m. – Welcome. LCCC Culinary Arts Center lobby
• 6:45 p.m. – View Film. LCCC Stocker Arts Center
• After the film discussion – LCCC Culinary Arts Center

The Culinary Arts Center and Stocker Arts Center are adjacent and connected by interior walkways.

Through this film from award-winning director, James Moll, guests will step inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of young farmers and ranchers. They’ll learn about their high-risk/high-reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generations, yet continues to evolve. “Farmland” focuses on the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business.

“The film explores the daily lives of those in the farm industry. Guests can take a peek into what life may be like for many of the local Lorain County farmers,” said President of the Lorain County Farm Bureau Adele Flynn. “As the largest industry in Lorain County, we need to continue to facilitate conversations promoting greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges farming brings to our community.”

The partnership between LCCC and the Lorain County Farm Bureau also includes a Tuesday night agriculture series that explores commonly used agriculture technologies and how to maximize the impact of these technologies in local farming. LCCC also partners with many local farmers as sources for products that are used in its Sage & Seed restaurant. The restaurant is a cap-stone project for the College’s culinary arts students who prepare, wait and serve customers for a well-rounded experience.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP to the film and town hall, or to learn more about the other partnered events, visit http://www.lorainccc.edu/farmbureau.