Newsletter – December 2013

Newsletter – December 2013



Wishing you the joy that you’ve brought to us this year …

Ray and I thank you deeply for your support of this film and our national campaign to support combat veterans who are transitioning to new careers as organic farmers, sustainable ranchers and artisan food producers.

As we move into the holiday season, we are so grateful for all the gifts we’ve already received from all of you.  Whether you became a new Facebook friend, attended a film festival, hosted a screening, bought a DVD or sponsored our campaign through donations great and small, it all added up to a spectacular 2013!  Please consider a year-end gift, your contributions make this campaign possible.

This past year …

  • Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields won three film festival awards (environmental, social justice & audience favorite) at five festivals
  • Produced 12 screening events to support veteran farms and food businesses
  • Created dozens of strategic relationships with veteran and agricultural groups
  • Wrote the October cover story for Organic Gardening, Rodale’s national magazine
  • Hosted panel discussions & screenings at the USDA and on Capitol Hill for Veterans Day, giving 40 DVDs to Congressional members and staff.

We’re so excited about 2014…

  • A February screening for Phil Northcutt, a horse rancher & former Marine (in the film), to help him buy a herd of cattle for grassfed beef production.
  • A February presentation at MOSES: The Midwest Organic Farming Conference, where we’ll be asking older farmers to consider signing on as mentors to veterans.
  • March and April see us back in Washington DC for the DC Environmental Film Festival, with additional screenings at farms in Kentucky, Virginia & So. Carolina’s Furman University.

We hope you’ll consider sharing the film as a gift or perhaps making a tax-deductible donation. In either case,  you may direct Santa to our website.

May your holiday be blessed,

with good food, warm hearts and the spirit of the season.

Dulanie Ellis & Ray Singer, Producers
and the whole Ground Ops team of farmer-veterans



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