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‘The American Farm’ to air April 4 on the History Channel

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The long-awaited documentary covering the American farmer finally has an air date. “The American Farm” premiers on the History Channel at 10 p.m. EST April 4.  

According to the History Channel, “Shot on location across the country, ‘The American Farm’ is an authentic portrait of the fight to go from seed to stalk, and from farm to fork. The History series presents an up-close look at one full year of family farming, told through an unprecedented year on the ground, capturing breathtaking visuals, private moments and personal interviews.”

Here is the first teaser to our show airing on April 4th at 9pm on History #AmericanFarm

Posted by Kelly Griggs on Thursday, March 21, 2019

 

The eight-part series is an honest tale of risk, reward, hard work, and innovation, centered on the lives of five family farms across America — the Boyd, Griggs, Meyers, Robertson, and Sunderland farms.

The History series presents an up-close look at one full year of family farming, capturing breathtaking visuals, private moments, and personal interviews. AGDAILY interviewed the showrunners last year, and they said that this was a series intended to be done with no agenda or judgement, just great storytelling.

“There’s no one driving us forward saying we have to do this or that,” said Jeff Brick, the new docu-series’ showrunner. “There’s not a point we’re trying to make other than telling the story of these farmers.”

The life of the farmer is the great, untold story of America, and the five families featured in “The American Farm” are unflinchingly human from sun-up to sundown. Their compelling, genuine stories represent the ultimate quest for the American Dream, bringing viewers to the front line of the battle farming families wage to bring dirt to life and put food on our plates.

From the three young Robertson brothers in Contoocook, New Hampshire, determined to keep their family dairy farm alive, to John Boyd of Baskerville, Virginia, who, when he’s not herding unwieldy cattle or harvesting soybeans, serves as President of the National Black Farmers Association — this is a story steeped in legacy, tradition, and hard work.

“These are heroic people who are gambling everything, risking everything every year, taking out huge operating loans, trying to control Mother Nature and put food on the table for themselves and for all of us,” Brick said.

We love when farmers get some time in the spotlight to showcase their hard work year round. Not everyone could handle this lifestyle, it takes someone with true passion and grits to be a farmer or a rancher. We hope this highlights the real American farmer! 

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