New documentary features Crawford farmer

A small town farmer has made it to the big screen in a new film.

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation held a private screening of the documentary, Farmland at the Douglass Theatre Monday evening.

Leighton Cooley, a cattle and poultry farmer from Roberta, was one of six farmers chosen to be in the film.

The documentary, by award-winning director James Moll, follows young farmers and ranchers as they take responsibility of their family farms.

Leighton Cooley says the film should raise some discussion among consumers about where their food comes from.

"Basically, the hope for the documentary is to create some dialogue, create conversation between consumer and farmer. Consumers have questions about their food, how it's produced, how it's grown, how it's raised. And those are valid questions, but the thing that we have to make sure is that farmers are answering these questions," Cooley said.

Farmland will also feature farmers from Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, California and Minnesota.

The documentary opens in select theaters on May 1st.


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