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This incredible film gives viewers a first-hand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and
ranchers, their high-risk/high reward jobs and their passion for a way of life that has been passed
down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve. The hope is that this film will spark a
conversation about modern American agriculture and inspire more people to seek out the human
stories behind how food gets from the farm to the table.

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Alamance County Farm Bureau board members accepted the “Service to Agriculture Award” at the 29th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Banquet sponsored by the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce.  Board Members present from left to right:  Ricky Whitesell, Tim Covington, Frank Bell, Vaughn Willoughby (President) Edgar Pritchett, Bill Covington, Michael McPherson (Vice-President), Jane Iseley

The state’s Farmers Manage Deer Program’s second year is under way, and its administrators say they’re still taking farmers who want to volunteer their property for deer hunting. (Audio) SFN Today

Annual Meeting Agenda
North Carolina Farm Bureau’s 78th Annual Convention is being held Dec. 8-10 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. American Farm Bureau Executive Vice President and Treasurer Julie Anna Potts will be a guest speaker. Many other distinguished guests have also been invited to speak to the state’s farm leaders during the convention’s three-day run. The event’s agenda is available online at http://www.ncfb.org/Portals/0/pdf/am_Agenda.pdf

Extension Listening Sessions
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (CES), like most agencies of government and education, is facing funding challenges. In an effort to confirm what is important to the farming community, the extension leaders are hosting listening sessions across the state to hear from the stakeholders. It is important for Farm Bureau leaders and other agricultural leaders to attend. Extension leaders need to hear and document farmers’ opinions concerning the future programs and direction of the CES. Visit Listening Sessions to register for a session or find contact information. The dates and locations for the listening sessions are listed below:
Dec. 3—Forsyth County Extension Center
Dec. 4—Moore County Agriculture Center
Dec. 5—East Carolina Agricultural and Education Center
Dec. 10—Schley Grange Hall
Dec. 11—Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center

Things weren’t looking good for the farm bill at the end of last week, and House Ag Committee chairman Frank Lucas said reaching a deal by Dec. 13 would be very challenging. Politico