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

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2017

The Freedom School in Licking County
thefreedomschoolinlickingcounty.org
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 (https://wild-wooly-horny.blogspot.com/) and Jesse Rickard from Fox Hollow Farm (https://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: youtube.com/c/UnderContractFilm

For more information visit: thefreedomschoolinlickingcounty.org and canalmarketdistrict.org.

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RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.
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