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Documenting "The Great American Wheat Harvest"
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Program: Food Forethought
Date: September 16, 2014

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Long before I was even a twinkle in my Dad’s eye he worked as a custom wheat harvester, traveling around the Midwest, parts of the south and even up into the Pacific Northwest harvesting wheat. I always found his stories about those times interesting and entertaining. I was amazed that my Dad had done this. “The Great American Wheat Harvest” is a documentary film that tells the story of five hard working families and crews who travel the country harvesting that golden grain that as the film’s producers say, “feeds our Great Country and the World”. Produced by award winning director and producer Conrad Weaver, the film was four years in the making and is now touring the nation since its premier at the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. on National Ag Day this past spring. Weaver says that the response he has received from the thousands of people who have viewed the film has been “overwhelmingly positive”. For those unable to attend a film screening a coffee table book is available which contains beautiful photos of the numerous harvest scenes he and his crew shot while making the documentary. For more information on the film visit greatamericanwheatharvest.com.  

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