"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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"Agriculture has not tended to its workers very well in the past. We try to take care of our employees on this ranch with housing, a retirement fund, coverage of medical expenses and that sort of thing. Any business should look to its' workers probably first, even ahead of its' shareholders, because if you look to your workers, then the business is going to be successful."

Seasonal farm worker on the Williamson family farm, Okeechobee, Florida - Okeechobee County from People Sustaining the Land, 2002 by Cynthia Vagnetti.