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Fragments from Floyd

Greenhorns: the Movie ~ Saturday, Country Store at 7:00p

The Winter 2012 Movie Series will begin this weekend in Floyd, so make plans to attend The Greenhorns, a movie three years in the making:

“The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.”

Come learn about what is happening in Floyd to make it easier to proudly say “I’m a farmer making a living and making living better where I live.” Farmers should be our heroes, not sports stars or dysfunctional actresses or singers. Come see how some young people, locally and across the planet, are putting their boots and hands where their hearts are–in the good soil of Planet Earth.

This film series is sponsored by SustainFloyd.  Created in 2009, SustainFloyd is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the community of Floyd County, Virginia in sustainable, local growth. Its vision is a mix of the past and the future — working to develop new ideas that will support the next generation of this rural community, while preserving our local traditions and history.

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