Farmscape: The Changing Rural Environment
Farmscape is inspired by the community play which documents the contemporary Midwest farmscape. Savor the taste of organic vegetables on a truck on its way to the local farmers market, suit up in protective clothing and a mask before you enter a hog confinement operation. Experience the David and Goliath story of an organic farmer up against the economic forces of the 3500 acre agri-business operation next door. In the end, you ll understand that during the pioneer days, farming completely changed the ecosystem of the prairie. A hundred and fifty years later, this landscape is dramatically changing again.
Responses to Farmscape: The Changing Rural Environment:
“An inventive and intimate look at the lives of people throughout the spectrum of agriculture.
Author of Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness
“Destined to become an American classic.
–Osha Gray Davidson
Author of Broken Heartland: The Rise of America’s Rural Ghetto
“A beautiful, often heart-breaking portrayal of the wrenching changes in Midwestern farming.
–Richard Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism