Ryan Tipps, Managing Editor of AGDAILY describes the motivation and thinking behind an upcoming series about the American Farmer on the History channel TV network.
The History channel TV network and BobCat Studios is working on an eight-part series tentatively titled “American Farmer.”
This isn’t the first time the story of agriculture in the United States has been told. However, this time the agenda and purpose doesn’t seem to be premeditated.
The History channel wants it’s newest project to be a clean slate. No agenda. No activism. Just agriculture.
“There’s no one driving us forward saying we have to do this or that,” said Jeff Brick, the new docu-series’ showrunner. “There’s not a point we’re trying to make other than telling the story of these farmers.”
Many in the industry are aware of the challenges to get the unvarnished story about the American Farmer told and perceived for what it is, without an agenda.
“One thing that [BobCat founder] Thom Beers likes to say is that a lot of farm documentaries are told from a point of view, and those points of view rarely seem to be the farmers’,” Brick said.
This time could be different. There may be an answer to the question, ‘Who is the American Farmer?’, that is a fair representation of the profession and industry. Read more about the History Channel’s upcoming American Farmer series at agdaily.com
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