"Dreaming of a Vetter World" to play at the Storefront Theater

Release Date: 

08/29/2018

Contact(s): 

Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

LYONS, NEBRASKA – The documentary, "Dreaming of a Vetter World," will be presented at the Storefront Theater on Main Street in Lyons, Nebraska, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, no admission will be charged.

The movie follows three generations of a Nebraska farm family who share the struggles they have faced as small-scale organic farmers in an era of industrial agriculture.

“Dreaming of a Vetter World” is directed by Bonnie Hawthorne.

“The Vetters understood that modern agriculture was ailing, and found a cure,” Hawthorne said. “From farmer’s son to soil scientist to missionary and back to farmer, organic pioneer David Vetter has dedicated his life to a ‘ministry to the soil.’”

Vetter has an interest in regenerating soil, a trend that has emerged worldwide.

“With both historical context and an eye to the future, ‘Dreaming of a Vetter World’ shows it's possible to jump off conventional agriculture’s pesticide treadmill,” Hawthorne said. “It’s also a story about love, hope and place; an inspiring example of perseverance and doing what you know is right – against all odds.”

Please RSVP to Trish Darnell, at the Center for Rural Affairs, at trishd@cfra.org or 402.687.2100. If there’s enough interest, Vetter will attend for a question and answer session.

The presentation is weather permitting.