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November 19, 2012

American Harvest Documentary showing November 27th

Filed under: farms,film,Leelanau,movies,video — Andrew McFarlane @ 7:50 am

On November 27th at the Suttons Bay High School Auditorium, the Farm Labor Task Force of Leelanau Unit, League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area, will show the film American Harvest followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the local agricultural community. Light refreshments at 6:00 PM. Film at 6:30 PM.

The documentary American Harvest portrays the truth about agriculture and migrant labor in the United States at the present time. In a series of candid interviews with farmers and farm workers from Florida to Maine the viewer objectively learns the facts and dispels the myths connected with migrant farm workers. The suggested donation for the event is $5. The public is invited.

This presentation has been organized as a follow up to the Leelanau Unit, LWVGTA's year long study on the past, current and proposed employment methods and work visa programs used by agricultural employers in our area. Invite colleagues, friends and all others you think would like to know more about the challenges our agricultural employers face finding skilled workers.

Here's the trailer:

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