This year, for the annual celebration of Vermont's farming heritage, Agricultural Literacy Week, NOFA-VT presented a new short documentary. "Vermont Farm Kids," was produced by Community Mentor Maria Reade and filmed by James Chandler. It depicts the unique and poignant stories of farm kids (ages 10-28) from across the state of Vermont.
A special film premier in Montpelier on Nov. 14, 2017 featured a showing of the film and remarks from Lt. Governor David Zuckerman (who is also an organic farmer), Agricultural Secretary Anson Tebbetts, and Vermont Librarian Murphy. Some of the farm kids were also on hand to share their thoughts, and filmmaker Maria Reade talked about her experience making the film.
Willa Robb poses by the portrait of her and her brothers, taken during the filming for "Vermont Farm Kids."
Sam, Governor, and Willa Robb, from Tangletown Farm in Glover, attend the premiere of "Vermont Farm Kids," which features an interview with them about their experiences growing up and working on the farm.