"I felt some great sadness and joy just taking in the poetic/creative/artistic aspect of the presentation. I felt sad for the struggle of the farmer and joy that they do it because I prefer eating good, organic, healthy food.. Maybe my experience is the point of the production!"

-Old Town Playhouse (Traverse City, MI) audience member

"In a world that is increasingly polarized, explorations such as we have experienced provide a safe place to open up that dialogue."

-Wendy Weiland - cast member, multi-generational family farmer, and MSU Extension educator

The script was refined through presentations at six venues in four states. Case Studies of these experiences are summarized here. Audience talk-backs and written surveys addressed the engagement and authentitcity of content and potential for public education. Audience survey results are summarized in "Creating the Script."

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Food, Farming and Community Resources
Michigan State University Museum
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"It is beautiful to me to see something that is really working. Tomorrow I will have my own business so I won't depend on big companies. I will have my own ranch where I can produce for a lot of people and have direct contact with people. The women come to me and thank me for giving them good food. Some have never had organic vegetables and they notice the difference in flavor. I want to do what is good for the world and when I don't use pesticides I am not only helping my family, I am helping the whole world."

Maria Inez Catalan, Soledad, California - Monterey County from Farming in the 21st Century by Cynthia Vagnett, 1998.