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Movie Screening: The Bullish Farmer
January 22 @ 6:00 pm
Over a decade ago, John Ubaldo, aka “John Boy,” a successful Wall Street investment banker decided to call it quits. Distraught over the loss of his best friend in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, John traded in his high finance career for 185 acres of land on the Battenkill River in Cambridge, NY, to live a quiet life as a small farmer. John wanted to farm the way it was done 100 years ago, raising a variety of livestock and crops. His only goal was to raise delicious and nutritious food for himself and his extended network of family and friends.
But John’s dream of living an uncomplicated traditional agrarian life getscomplicated when he comes up against Big Agriculture (Big Ag) and realizesthat his methods are not in sync with today’s prevailing agricultural methods. John, the very private farmer, becomes a passionate and outspoken activist lobbying for GMO labeling, animal rights, the preservation of crop diversity and the reduction of chemical fertilizers to help preserve small farms and rural America.
Join the discussion! This event kicks off our six-week study course developed by Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) called Menu for the Future.