The Fresno State President’s Commission on the Future of Agriculture presents a special showing of the documentary “Farmland,” a film by James Moll, on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Maya Cinemas.
The screening begins at 6:30 p.m., and includes a 5 p.m. reception featuring Fresno State farm products and wine.
After the film, a panel discussion will feature Ryan Veldhuizen, a fourth-generation corn, hog and soybean farmer who is featured in the movie; Debbie Raven, Valley Small Business Development Corp. CEO; Randy Krotz, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO; Karen Ross, secretary for the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and Ryan Jacobsen, Fresno County Farm Bureau executive director and CEO.
Released in 2014, the movie depicts the high-risk, high-reward lifestyle of running a family farm.
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Individual tickets are $100, and sponsor ticket packages are available at the production level ($1,000, includes four tickets) and premier level ($2,500, includes 10 tickets).
Proceeds from the event will establish the Dean’s Fund for Excellence in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
A free student showing will be held at 4 p.m.
For tickets or more information, visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/agonefoundation/farmland.html, or call Ag One at 559-278-4266.