Farm Aid has produced a new documentary called Homeplace Under Fire which celebrates over 30 years of work by Farm Advocates. A Farm Advocate, as defined by Farm Aid, is someone who works one-on-one with individual farmers to help them navigate the complex world of farm lending, state and federal regulations, contracts, and government programs. This enables farmers to stay on their own land and have sustainable success in their business. Farm Advocates often additionally uncover biases, injustices, unflawed servicing, or identify opportunities for legal action at a broad systems level. The film identifies and recognizes individuals who are advocates and their work – many Farm Advocates are now in their 80s.
The trailer can be viewed here.