The Greenhorns, a national grassroots nonprofit organization of young farmers, will premiere their much-anticipated documentary film, “The Greenhorns,” all over the Northwest this fall, from small town independent theatres to college campuses. Two Screenings will be held in Spokane at 7 pm November 5 and 6 at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W Main Ave. Each screening will include a Q & A session with the film’s director and young people involved in the regional food system in and around Spokane.
"The Greenhorns" documents the decisive reemergence on our national landscape of a key cultural and economic force, the young American farmer. These new men and women in agriculture operate and thrive despite a longstanding trend of farmer attrition and aging, and the continued rapid loss of farmland to development. The average age of a farmer in America is 57, and USDA subsidies to huge agribusinesses dominate Farm bill spending. But many communities are experiencing a resurgence of activity among young, new and aspiring farmers.