Capacity crowd enjoys agriculture documentary at Skylight Grill (video)


A documentary on the changing landscape of American agriculture was screened to a capacity crowd at Skylight Grill Friday night in Kosciusko.

Movie goers were treated to a screening of “Farmers for America,” a documentary that highlights the ups and down of the current state of agriculture in America. The film premiered last October during the FFA national convention in Indianapolis, and has been screened widely throughout the country.

A segment of the movie was filmed in Attala County and features FFA instructor Kenneth Georgia and the Kosciusko Attala Career Tech Center. Georgia worked with the film’s director, Graham Meritweather, to bring the documentary to Kosciusko.

In addition to the movie, the evening also included a meal, prepared by chef Jack Adams, that featured locally grown food.

The night ended with a panel discussion, moderated by Meriweather, concerning problems facing farmers on the local level.

Panelists included Jerry Pinion of Beaver Dam Farms, President of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Mike McCormick, Attala County Farm Bureau President James Rasberry, and Jody Reyer of Reyer Farms.

Other notable guest in attendance were Kosciusko Aldermen Taylor Casey and Henry Daniel and state representative Kenneth Walker.



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