THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN

Family Farms in America

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Farmer John Peterson sits atop a red tractor wearing a long leopard-spotted coat with a pink feather boa collar, a black eye mask and a blonde Beatle-type wig. A blue sky with clouds and trees are in the background. Long shot of Farmer John in an onion field, the farmhouse behind him, wearing glasses and a straw hat, he smells a just-picked onion, with gusto
“To me, farming is poetry, drama. It’s a source of infinite fascination.” 
—Farmer John Peterson

For more than 70 years, the Peterson family farm has been a mainstay in a rural Illinois community. But will John Peterson be the last to work the land? Explore the epic tale of unconventional farmer who transforms his farm into a revolutionary new form of agriculture.
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