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Call for Delmarva and the Ground for Change Film Screening Partners

  

After much success in 2022, the USDA Northeast Climate Hub in collaboration with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension seek film screening partners for Delmarva and the Ground for Change.

The goal in facilitating film screening events throughout the Northeast (with a focus towards the Mid-Atlantic region) over the coming year is to elevate farmer knowledge and facilitate deeper conversations around the climate smart farming practices featured in the film. Practices such as cover cropping, no-till farming, sub-surface drip irrigation, and rotational grazing systems offer greater resilience to extremes posed by climate change.  

Recently screened at Delaware Agriculture Week in Harrington, DE, the “dinner and a movie” style event featured a post screening panel discussion with Trey Hill, Owner of Harborview Farms, Jayme Arthurs, USDA NRCS State Resource Conservationist, and Mark VanGessel, Extension Specialist of Weed Science and Crop Management at University of Delaware. This special event was made possible through the support of Delaware Department of Agriculture, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Delaware State University Cooperative Extension. Dinner sponsons included Farm Credit, King's Agri-Seeds, Delaware Soybean Board, B & W Ag Enterprises, and the Delaware Association of Conservation Districts.

Successful screening events require partners who are actively involved in their agricultural and/or conservation communities.

Delmarva and the Ground for Change is a feature-length documentary film intended for farmer, agricultural service provider, extension, and conservation audiences. It follows three family-owned farming operations located on the Delmarva Peninsula: Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Maryland, Fair Hill Farms in Chestertown, Maryland, and Deerfield Farm in Lewes, Delaware. The total film run time is 89 minutes.

When you partner with the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to host a film screening of Delmarva and the Ground for Change, you shine a light on how our nation’s farmers can be and have been part of the solution in fighting climate change from the ground up.

Help us ignite greater confidence in the ability of more farmers to cultivate resilient soils.

Become a film screening partner today! Reach out to either Karrah Kwasnik or Jenn Volk at jennvolk@udel.edu to meet, review details and logistics, and outline an event plan with actionable next steps.

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