“The Bullish Farmer – Film and Discussion”
From Stock Market to Farm Market — Watch the Award-Winning Documentary at The Mark Twain Library and Hear
REDDING, CT, April 17, 2017 – John Ubaldo was an investment banker on Wall Street, but after 9-11 he decided to pursue a quieter life as a farmer in upstate New York. Watch Ubaldo’s incredible story in the documentary The Bullish Farmer and then hear from Ubaldo and the filmmakers during a program at the Mark Twain Library on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
A native of Pound Ridge, Ubaldo’s initial goal in purchasing a 185-acre farm was simply to raise wholesome and nutritious food. After coming up against Big Agriculture, however, Ubaldo became an outspoken activist lobbying for GMO labeling, animal rights, the preservation of crop diversity, and the reduction of chemical fertilizers to help preserve small farms and rural America.
“I made this documentary to be a tool, to help educate, and help people to learn all we must do for small farms to keep rural America from dying,” Ubaldo said recently.
After the film, there will be a discussion with Ubaldo, Ken Marsolais, the director and co-producer, and Nancy Vick, co-producer and writer.
Refreshments served. Register for this program at www.marktwainlibrary.org, at the Library or call 203 938-2545 for information.