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Why North America's Youth Must Rescue Farming

Dec 07, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Spencer MacDonald

Family farms are integral to the history of North America, but disinterested youth have placed the industry under threat. In this visually-striking short film, we meet a group of idealistic young farmers who are fighting to return the industry to its former strength.

Age of the Farmer was directed by Spencer MacDonald in collaboration with the photojournalist Eva Verbeeck. To see more of MacDonald's work, you can visit his website.

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