LI AgriCULTURE - FARMING LONG ISLAND - FREE Outdoor Screening of FARMING LONG ISLAND with Director Q&A and Panel Discussion

Location: Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980
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Suffolk County Farm & Education Center Tue, Aug 24 5:00 PM
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FARMING LONG ISLAND

LI AgriCULTURE: Celebrating Local Foods with the Power of Film

FREE outdoor screening of FARMING LONG ISLAND with director Q&A and panel discussion at Suffolk County Farm & Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980

Presented by CornellCooperative Extension (CCE) & Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in partnership with Choose LI, made possible with support from the Long Island CommunityFoundation

5:00 – 9:30 PM Tuesday, August 24th (rain date 8/31)

Location: 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980

Admission is FREE (Please register by clicking "buy tickets" above)

Cinema Arts Centre, Cornell Cooperative Extension & Suffolk County Farm and Education Center are excited to present a FREE and FUN family-friendly evening at the movies! Join us for an outdoor screening of the independent documentary film, Farming Long Island - and remember to bring picnic blankets and chairs! This screening will include free wagon rides, a live Blues jam featuring musicians from The Sound Cellar, food from Eat Me Drink Me food truck, a movie-poster sale, and panel & director discussions, along with some other fun surprises!

Farming Long Island, from director Dom Aprile focuses on the diverse local agriculture industry of Long Island, NY, the challenges that farmers are facing today, and the importance of supporting local industry and land conservation.

5:00 PM: Free music, wagon rides, poster sale, and more!

7:00 PM: Panel discussion with local farmers and experts including

8:00 PM: Outdoor film screening of Farming Long Island (1 hr)

9:00 PM: Q&A with director Dom Aprile (DomAprile.com)

Panel at 7:00 PM will feature:

Rob Carpenter -- Long Island Farm Bureau, https://www.lifb.com/

Al Krupski -- Suffolk County Legislator and Krupski Farms, Peconic, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Farmers-Market/Krupski-Farms-103854429678626/

Ryan Lertora -- Jamesport Farmstead, Jamesport, https://www.jamesportfarmstead.com/

Rose Andrews -- Andrews Family Farm, Wading River, https://www.andrewsfamilyfarm.com/

Tom Geppel -- 8 Hands Farm, Cutchogue https://www.8handsfarm.com/

Moderated by: Augie Ruckdeschel -- Farmland & Open Space Coordinator, Economic Development Specialist, Suffolk County, www.chooseli.org

Make sure to stay tuned for more events in our new program series, LI agriCULTURE:

LI AgriCULTURE: Celebrating Local Foods with the Power of Film engages our community in Long Island’s rich landscape of sustainable food production through the power of documentary film, helping to foster pride in our shared agricultural and aquacultural heritage, and inspiring us to choose more local foods. Presenting dynamic documentary screening and discussion programs, virtually and in a variety of locations, our program will connect audiences to local food producers and encourage and empower our community to include more locally and sustainably produced foods in our daily diets. Learn more: https://cinemaartscentre.org/li_agriculture/