The American Farmer Video Series

Inspiring Short Films that Celebrate the Vital Role of farmers in America

Inspiring Short Films that Celebrate the Vital Role of farmers in America

Each day American farmers and ranchers make significant sacrifices to provide nutrient-dense food and fiber for people across our nation and around the world. We’re humbled by their resilience to overcome obstacles that are often beyond their control and inspired by their determination to work the land they love. In these series, we hope to share some of these farm stories with you. Whether you are a farmer or rancher, or you just like to eat, we hope these stories of American farmers and families bring to light the hardworking farmers who put food on our tables.

A multi-generational Texas farm family shares the lessons behind their continued growth over the last 45 years.

American Farmer: Jamie Johnson

California surfer and avocado rancher, Jamie Johnson, shares his journey of discovering his passion for farming and growing nutrient-dense food for people across the nation and around the world. Watch his inspiring journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the largest avocado growers on the West Coast.

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American Farmer: Randy Wheatley

Randy Wheatley’s day starts and ends with agriculture, but between the two shifts, you’ll find him working in the corporate world to help support the medical needs of his son Hatcher. Though agriculture alone hasn’t be able to meet the family’s insurance needs, Randy’s deep passion for the land continues to call him back to the ranch. Hear how agriculture has shaped the family they are today.

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American Farmer: Richard Hudson

Farming is more than a job, it’s a way of life and it’s a full-time commitment. No one understands this better than Richard Hudson, a third-generation Georgia farmer who oversees his family’s farm operation and serves as the primary caregiver for his brother and father. Although he’s seen his share of volatile farm seasons, Richard remains focused on growing the operation to sustain his family for years to come.

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