FARMERS FOR AMERICA SCREENING
The acclaimed new documentary, Farmers For America, will be screened July 13, 2018 at Kosciusko’s Skylight Grill , and will feature a discussion with one of the film’s stars, Attala County FFA Advisor Kenneth Georgia, and Chef Jack Adams of the restaurant. The documentary traces the remarkable shifts coming to American agriculture as more and more consumers flock to farmers’ markets, embrace farm-to-table lifestyles and insist on knowing where their food comes from. At the center of the film are the farmers, young and old, who provide the spirit and energy to bring urban and rural America together over what both share in common: our food. The film is narrated by popular TV host and podcaster Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs, Returning the Favor). The film premiered last October during the FFA national convention in Indianapolis, and has been screened widely throughout the country. FFA Advisor Georgia is one of the film’s most inspiring characters, a teacher who emphasizes to all his students the importance of community service. “The lesson that comes from that, I can’t even teach the students,” Georgia says in the film. “I tell them that when you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside because you’ve done something great for someone, that’s what it’s all about.” Besides the film, the screening includes a dinner with a special menu of locally-sourced food by Chef Adams. The film begins at 7 pm, and will then be followed by a panel discussion with Georgia, Adams and the filmmaker, Graham Meriwether. The Kosciusko Attala Partnership (KAP) is helping sponsor the screening as a partner organization.
Purchase Your Tickets Online:https://farmersforamerica.ticketbud.com/farmers-for-america…
Tickets are only $20 for food and movie.
DATE: Friday, July 13, 2018
PLACE: Skylight Grill, 112 Jackson St., Kosciusko, MS (www.skylightgrill.com)
There will be a special menu of locally-sourced food
Film Start: 7pm
Panel Discussion: 8:15-8:45pm
Chef Jack Adams, FFA Ag Ed Instructor Kenneth Georgia, Director Graham Meriwether
WELCOME TO KOSCIUSKO
Kosciusko, Mississippi is a beautiful and distinguished city with a historic landscape and proud legacy.
Oprah Winfrey, who established the Oprah Winfrey Boys & Girls Club of Kosciusko/Attala County; Charlie Musselwhite, famed blues musician and harmonica player who has been honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Kosciusko; James Meredith, civil rights icon who became the first African-American student admitted to the University of Mississippi; Elmo Peeler, a conservatory-trained professional rock pianist/arranger/conductor/composer who has composed music with many great artists including the Beach Boys and Rod Stewart; Dave Barnes, singer/songwriter, born in South Carolina, his family moved to Kosciusko when he was only 6 years old and left the summer before his senior year. Dave has gone on to write hit songs like “God Gave Me You” recorded by Blake Shelton and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. He continues to record albums and tour the world.
On the site of the original Natchez Trace and previously referred to as “Redbud Springs,” the city was later named in honor of Tadeusz Kościuszko, the revered Polish military leader and engineer who served with the Continental Army in the American Revolution.
Over time, the central location and “buzz” of commerce gave it the nickname “The Beehive of the Hills.” Present-day, Kosciusko has thrived as a diverse community that boasts tremendous healthcare and education, restaurant destinations, exciting sports, and pervasive entrepreneurial spirit.
There are many reasons, we call this HOME!