American Farmland Trust Sponsors America the Bountiful Series on Public Television to Call Attention to Farmland Protection, Practices and People

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WASHINGTON , October 11, 2023 (press release) –

American Farmland Trust , has announced it will sponsor the new national public television series America The Bountiful with its premiere planned for Spring 2024.

American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work.

America The Bountiful is a food, history, and travel series exploring the regional food traditions of America's heartland, hosted by tv personality, cookbook author, and radio podcast host Capri Cafaro . The new series takes viewers on a journey into America's heartland to learn about culture and find inspiration in the chronicles of farmers, artisans, restauranteurs, and home cooks through the bounty that they grow, produce, and eat. The show will help shine a spotlight on the vibrant, culturally diverse, untold food stories and traditions hidden across America.

"AFT is focused on saving the land that sustains us all and our new partnership with America the Bountiful will help us reach an important National Public Television audience of engaged and committed conservationists, farmers, and food lovers across the country," said AFT President and CEO John Piotti . "We're excited to amplify the great stories from America the Bountiful with our supporters to further educate about the importance farmland protection, sound agriculture practices, and resilient food systems. It's an exciting partnership to share our vision of keeping America bountiful!"

AFT and its partners across the nation have permanently protected nearly 7 million acres of farmland. An additional 300 million acres of farmland have been protected with conservation practices. Since its founding over forty years ago, AFT has raised awareness about farmland loss with conservationists, farmers, policymakers and the public. This sponsorship will continue that work to engage a broader audience about the importance of farmland protection and to gain support for much-needed state and local policies to facilitate conservation on our nation's most productive, versatile, and resilient soils.

"I cannot think of a more fitting partner for our program than America Farmland Trust ," says Capri S. Cafaro , the creator, executive producer and host of America The Bountiful. "It is our objective to capture stories that celebrate American farmers, acknowledge the importance of agriculture, and help educate audiences about where their food comes from. We are honored to have the support of an organization that holds shared values."

Keeping America bountiful isn't easy. Today, our nation's most productive and resilient land is at risk of being fragmented or lost to development, and farmers face increasing pressure from thinner margins and a changing climate. To help educate and engage the audience as part of the sponsorship, American Farmland Trust will share research and resources with the fans of the show through social media and special events. Supporters can learn more about farmland stewardship and join AFT's Keep America Bountiful(R) campaign to help support programs that keep farmers farming, make productive use of our agricultural resources and ensure a bounty for future generations of Americans.

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