"The farmer has to be an optimist
or he wouldn’t still be a farmer."
– Will Rogers
Fighting a roller coaster economy, Iowa farmers the Swansons struggle to achieve their dream of farming together as one extended family. Along the way, we meet a cast of determined and individualistic characters – from hog farmers to local vegetable growers – all bent on making a living from the land. Through the lens of one family, FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM explores where the American family farm is headed in the twenty-first century.
produced in association with Northwest Film Forum
Supported in part by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.