NCGA Releases Educational Film

Goal is to introduce consumers to practices of agriculture.

Published on: Oct 20, 2009

The National Corn Growers Association wants consumers to know that family farmers not only exist, but are the critical factor that make the nation's number one industry the world leaders in production of safe and wholesome products. And to get that point across NCGA has released a new educational video titled: Farming for Generations.

 

Polling shows that many Americans no longer understand agriculture in their own country. Most believe that family farming no longer exists and that the majority of crops are grown by faceless entities that they characterize as industrial farms. To the contrary, NCGA points out that 95% of all farms in the United States are family operated.

 

Farming for Generations introduces viewers to some of the people who make up this vibrant industry we call agriculture. A variety of growers, including members of NCGA's Corn Board leadership, offer an unscripted exploration of the values of rural America and the practice of agriculture. Bart Schott, NCGA first vice president, summarizes it all, saying that food sustains us all, but hard work and hope sustain family farms. The video is available on NCGA's Web site at: www.ncga.com.