Five Farms: Succession

Saturday, May 29, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again For each of the families of Five Farms, the question looms large: Who will take over the farm? Succession features the next generation — the young people in each farm family. Who will continue to… Continue reading Five Farms: Succession

Five Farms: Harvest

Saturday, May 22, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Autumn is harvest time. That means Iowa corn and soybeans; fruit dried in the California sun; greens, beans, and potatoes; slaughtered hogs and beef trucked to market. It also means Thanksgiving turkeys. Harvest follows the… Continue reading Five Farms: Harvest

Five Farms: Stewardship

Saturday, May 15, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Stewardship focuses on the daily choices farming families make to preserve their land, water, and air — the fundamentals of farming. During mid-summer visits to a Massachusetts milking barn, an Iowa soybean field, an apricot… Continue reading Five Farms: Stewardship

Five Farms: Nurturing

Saturday, May 8, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Early summer is a time of long days on the family farm, perfect for nurturing crops and animals as they approach the peak of growing season. Nurturing illuminates the daily work of farming through the… Continue reading Five Farms: Nurturing

Five Farms: Planting

Saturday, May 1, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Spring planting on the family farm is the time of the annual gamble — on the alchemies of nature, on the health of livestock, on future fall harvest market prices. Planting introduces five families who… Continue reading Five Farms: Planting

Five Farms: Nurturing

Saturday, May 8, 2010 9pm Producer: Wesley Horner Productions and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Listen Again Early summer is a time of long days on the family farm, perfect for nurturing crops and animals as they approach the peak of growing season. Nurturing illuminates the daily work of farming through the… Continue reading Five Farms: Nurturing

What Does It Take to Run a Family Farm?

This week, WFPL’s Summer Docs Series will begin airing Five Farms, a five part documentary depicting the varied lives of America’s Family Farmers. Monday, we will speak with Executive Producer Wesley Horner about the documentary. Some of our local family farmers will also join the conversation to talk about their own trials and triumphs on the farm.

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