Green Campus film series opens with “The Bullish Farmer”

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will screen the first Green Campus series film of the year called “The Bullish Farmer” on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in McCormick Center, room 1303. The film is free and open to the public.

“The Bullish Farmer” is an award-winning documentary on sustainable agriculture. The film follows the life of John Ubaldo, a successful Wall Street investment banker who quits his high finance career after the loss of a friend in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. He purchases 185 acres of land along the Battenkill River in Cambridge, NY and plans to live a quiet life as a small farmer, raising livestock and crops to feed his family and community.

Ubaldo’s dream goes awry as he competes with big agriculture and realizes that his traditional agrarian methods are not in sync with today’s agricultural practices. The private farmer becomes a passionate and outspoken activist for GMO labeling, animal rights, the preservation of crop diversity, and the reduction of chemical fertilizers to help preserve small farms and rural America.

The environmental series is supported by Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative encouraging sustainability, and comprehension of local and global environs.

Contact Tim Pelton, civic engagement coordinator, at tpelton@bloomu.edu or 570-389-5437 for further information.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.