ACS is pleased to partner with Arkansas PBS to screen Dirt as part of our Science on Screen ® series. This documentary explores the living, breathing ecosystem all around us and what Arkansas farmers are doing to preserve or reinvigorate the soil, water and other natural resources. The evening will begin with the film short "Villines Farm" presented by Ozark Natural Foods. Following the feature, a Q+A will take place featuring filmmaker Jennifer Gibson, Urbana Farmstead’s Margie Raymondo, row crop farmer Adam Chappell, and a representative of the Villines Farm. Free copies of the Dirt companion book, "Conservation in Arkansas Agriculture" will be available. The screening is sponsored by Ozark Natural Foods.
Arkansas PBS breaks through the surface to explore the living, breathing ecosystem beneath it in Dirt, a documentary about the importance of soil conservation. As world population and food production demands rise, this film delves into how Arkansas farmers, ranchers and others are conserving their soil, water, air and other natural resources, improving their operations and helping the environment with sustainability methods from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS conservationists provide technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners wanting to make conservation improvements to their land.
Major funding for Dirt is provided by the Pulaski County Conservation District and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Arkansas.
Filmmaker Jennifer Gibson, Urbana Farmstead’s Margie Raymondo, row crop farmer Adam Chappell, and a representative of the Villines Farm
Science on Screen and Ozark Natural Foods