What happens when independent farmers decide to go under contract to corporate producers and forever change the relationship between farmer and farm?
Contract farming has led to a change in the rural economic landscape, for better or, as farmers and a host of rural analysts and academics say, worse, much worse: “They control you and the market and they squeeze you until you’re working for nothing…they’re forcing you out.”
Jan’s career in television and film production spans some 35 years. Over that time she has produced, directed, and written commercials, corporate programs, network pilots, and co-produced two feature films. Through her marketing and communications consulting company, JW Creative Solutions, Ltd., she works with a myriad of corporate clients to plan, develop, and execute communications, marketing, and corporate education programs. As We Sow was Jan’s first documentary, (and not the last) and she continues to document food and farm from her no-so-rural perch in Brooklyn, NY. For additional information about her film, or to purchase the DVD, she can be contacted at janweber(AT)aswesow.com and at her As We Sow website.