Screening: 'Forgotten Farms'
September 14, 2017
Student Union Ballroom
UMass Amherst Campus
“Forgotten Farms” is a documentary film that addresses the class divides in New England farm and food communities.
The film is produced by Sarah Gardner and directed by Dave Simonds, who say that New England has lost more than 10,000 dairy farms in the past 50 years and fewer than 2,000 farms remain. Collectively, these farms tend 1.2 million acres of land and produce almost all of the milk consumed in the six New England states, but the new food movement often overlooks farmers who are at the foundation of the regional agricultural economy.
The event is hosted by the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department.