SMALL FARM RISING Introduction Small Farm Rising, directed and photographed by Ben Stechschulte, follows a group of first-generation farmers from three unique farms as they carry plants, land, and animals through an entire growing season. These modern small farms have robust business models, sustainable practices and deep connections to the communities they serve: a goat farm that produces award-winning cheeses; a horse-powered CSA (community supported agriculture) farm which provides 100 members with a full diet year round; and a vegetable farm run by two young entrepreneurs. Filmed in the Champlain Valley and Adirondack Mountains of New York State, Small Farm Rising explores the reinvention of small-scale agriculture in America, and the hard work and beauty found within that tradition. Following its premier in fall 2011, Small Farm Rising was broadcast on PBS stations from New York to Alaska. The 72 min. "Four Seasons Edition" of the film is available for public screenings and events. Choose from the menu on the left to view selected scenes from the film, and to watch Small Farm Rising in its entirety.