Events & Reunions

“Betting The Farm” Documentary Screening with Filmmaker Q & A

Sponsored by:

The Agriculture, Food, and Environment Department and Friedman Student Council

Location: Behrakis Auditorium
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111 | See Map

When: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 7:00 pm (iCal)


We are pleased to invite you to a special screening of Betting the Farm on Tuesday, April 2, in the Behrakis Audiorium at the Friedman School. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Jason Mann, one of the filmmakers, and a small reception at 8 p.m. in the Jaharis Cafe.

About the Film

A group of Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. Owned by the farmers and committed to paying a sustainable price for their milk, the company offers hope for the future of small farming. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off?

Betting the Farm is a verité documentary that follows three farmers—Aaron Bell, Vaughn Chase, and Richard Lary—and their families through the tumultuous first two years of MOO Milk. With intimate access to their triumphs and disappointments, the film gives audiences a rare glimpse at the real lives of American farmers at a crossroads.


The Jaharis building is easily accessible by public transportation. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center (3 minute walk) or the Red Line to Downtown Crossing (10 minute walk).


RSVP online!




Questions? Please contact Sarah Sliwa, A04, at