Why Organic, Sustainable Farming Matters | Portrait of a Farmer

Why Organic, Sustainable Farming Matters | Portrait of a Farmer

When it comes to your food, nature always has the last word.

Most pro-organic documentaries make their point by taking stabs at the cruelty and other evils involved in the world of industrialized farming. In this short documentary portrait, Jesse Straight, owner of Whiffletree Farm, shows us a different approach. As he gestures to the beautiful landscapes that surround us he explains, “being a farmer is special because this is my office. You spend your day making animals happy…you get to do things that help the things around you thrive”.

The passion that Jesse exudes in this film will make you question every fast-food burger you’ve ever eaten, but for all the right reasons.

Director & Editor | Alexis Kikoen
Director of Photography | Liz Lane
Camera Operation | Susan Thompson & Alexis Kikoen
Production Assistant | Chris Jones
Producer | Brian Freer
Featuring | Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm: http://www.whiffletreefarmva.com/
Sponsored By | Riverside Health System: http://www.riversideonline.com/
Produced For | The Health Journal: http://www.thehealthjournals.com/

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  • Just why can’t we have it all? Best of all worlds, I think we are always going to have to complie with nature and not cut it out but embellish instead. Find new and much better methods of doing that. Our food comes from nature, not to be so paranoid that nature could be best for us all. We may be stumbling around in the dark without what God put in place for us all, animals and plants.

  • Okay why are we using the word sustainable like it is something new and wonderful? Does anyone really think that production businesses didn’t used to make sure that their products were sustainable? This generation is going to hurt themselves if they don’t stop patting themselves on their backs so vigorously for being special and unique.