Release: Under Contract Screening Sept. 21st at The Freedom School in Ohio

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2017
The Freedom School in Licking County
Contact: Janet Greene, 740-877-3506

Third Thursday Films kicks off its 2017-2018 season with “Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print,” at 7pm on Thursday, September 21 at the GMP Hall, 350 Hudson Avenue, Newark. The film is co-sponsored by The Canal Market District and the Rural Advancement Fund International (RAFI). 

Following the film, there will be a discussion with a panel of farmers from the Canal Market in Newark, Carie and Jarrod Starr from Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch ( and Jesse Rickard from Fox Hollow Farm (

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Third Thursday Films is an annual series co-sponsored by The Freedom School in Licking County, GMP Local 244, and the Licking, Knox, Muskingum, Coshocton Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

“Under Contract” is a documentary produced by RAFI. Through interviews with poultry farmers in America and India, it tells the story of new trends in agriculture. In the U.S. alone, 97% of the chicken produced is raised by family farmers under contract with large companies. Farmers who sign contracts often face unexpected challenges and hidden risks.

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