Dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan food. New England has lost over 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years; about 2,000 farms remain. Through conversations with farmers and policy experts, FORGOTTEN FARMS reconsiders the role of these vital but forgotten farmers, who will be essential players in an expanded agricultural economy. More about the film: http://forgottenfarms.org/
What: “Forgotten Farms” – a film about the struggle of New England dairy farmers in modern agriculture
When: Monday, May 22nd, at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Where: Space Gallery (538 Congress Street, Portland, ME)
Who: Anyone who is interested in the state of farming in New England
Maine Farmland Trust President and farm advocate Amanda Beal, along with the film makers and Maine dairy farmers, will discuss how the themes of the film are present in Maine’s dairy industry today and where we can go from here.
$5 suggested donation at the door.