Farmers and ranchers from across the nation are joining with a broad consortium of agricultural organizations and businesses to launch a new grassroots campaign to support America's Heartland, the only nationally-distributed program on U.S. agriculture. Friends of America's Heartland has launched a new Web site asking the grassroots fans of the award-winning series to support it by making donations and encouraging others to do so. The site is www.friendsofamericasheartland.org.
The President of the National Corn Growers Association, Bart Schott says they truly believe there's no other program on television that does a better job sharing the positive stories of American agriculture with non-farm viewers. Terry Vinduska, Chairman of the U.S. Grains Council, says as longtime supporters of America's Heartland, they're delighted there's a new campaign underway to keep this essential program on the air.
Launched in 2005, the award-winning America's Heartland travels throughout the U.S., introducing non-farm viewers to the men and women who provide the food, fuel, and fiber we use and consume daily. Frequently-appearing segments are targeted specifically to consumers: Off the Shelf looks at food choices we make at the supermarket; Fast Facts About Food reveals the nutritional benefits in many agricultural products; and Harvesting Knowledge explores the rich history of foods we enjoy every day.