Under Contract Screening at The Freedom School in Ohio (9/21/2017)

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2017

The Freedom School in Licking County
Contact: Janet Greene, 740-877-3506 Third Thursday Films kicks off its 2017-2018 season with “Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print,” at 7pm on Thursday, September 21 at the GMP Hall, 350 Hudson Avenue, Newark. The film is co-sponsored by The Canal Market District and the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA). 

Following the film, there will be a discussion with a panel of farmers from the Canal Market in Newark, Carie and Jarrod Starr from Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch (http://wild-wooly-horny.blogspot.com/) and Jesse Rickard from Fox Hollow Farm (http://www.foxhollowfarmnaturally.com/index.html). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Third Thursday Films is an annual series co-sponsored by The Freedom School in Licking County, GMP Local 244, and the Licking, Knox, Muskingum, Coshocton Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “Under Contract” is a documentary produced by RAFI. Through interviews with poultry farmers in America and India, it tells the story of new trends in agriculture. In the U.S. alone, 97% of the chicken produced is raised by family farmers under contract with large companies. Farmers who sign contracts often face unexpected challenges and hidden risks.

View the trailer at: www.youtube.com/c/UnderContractFilm. For more information visit: www.thefreedomschoolinlickingcounty.org and www.canalmarketdistrict.org.