The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.   The production of The Greenhorns is part of our grassroots nonprofit’s larger campaign for agricultural reform.  



You can now purchase our DVD for community screenings, institutional use, and home use!  Click the "Buy DVD" button above for a personal copy ($20), organizational screening ($150), farmer-organized screening ($50), or unlimited screening for libraries and schools ($250).  If you would like to watch it but have limited funds, many local libraries have been more than happy to buy a copy.  Try yours! 

For more information on community screenings and film festivals, click the “Request a screening” link above and fill out the form. We'll get back to you within a week with some helpful info on showing the film.


You can also send a check and a note to:

THE GREENHORNS /  2175 Lakeshore Dr / Essex NY 12936

Please make checks out to S.E.E. ( our fiscal sponsor), and note "Greenhorns DVD" in the memo line.


WANT MORE GREENHORNS? We have two newly published books:  

GREENHORNS: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement available from Storey Publishing.

The 2013 New Farmer's Almanac self-published from AK Press.  Learn more on our media page:


They are both great companions to the film, and with many more voices singing the same brave song. 


We like having something to sell, as farmer and as media producers-- but frankly commerce is only part of this game.  MORE WAYS TO BE A GREENHORN:

Sign up for our mailing list. If you know of young farmers that ought to be in our network, please nominate them or encourage them to check our offerings. If you know landowners who are looking to connect with young farmers, get in touch with us. Surf our blog and post a comment. Write us a letter. Twitter and Facebook with us. Visit the events page to find out about the many!  many! young farmer mixers, screenings, farmhacks, seed circuses, mixers and workshops coming up in 2012. Join the National Young Farmers Coalition  Come to our next party. Throw your own party! Make your own movie!  

Most importantly, begin farming this season! Read the Greenhorns Guidebook for Beginning Farmers, start your own farming career, or find an apprenticeship today!

"It's terrific, you were inspiring without being sentimental or romantic... and hard headed about the challenges.  Really great job."

-Michael Pollan