Dirt sos

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR


Jennifer Gibson



Margie Raymondo

Urbana Farmstead


Adam Chappell

Row Crop Farmer


Genevieve Villines

Family Farm Owner in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas

Dirt— How Arkansas farmers are saving our soil

The evening will begin with the film short Villines Farm. Following the feature, a Q+A will take place featuring filmmaker Jennifer Gibson, Urbana Farmstead’s Margie Raymondo, row crop farmer Adam Chappell, and a representative of the Villines Farm. Free copies of the Dirt companion book, Conservation in Arkansas Agriculture, will be available.

Arkansas Cinema Society Little Rock, AR

Film Synopsis

Break through the surface to explore the living, breathing ecosystem beneath our feet. DIRT — a documentary about saving our soil — delves into how Arkansas farmers, ranchers and more are improving their operations by helping the environment.

As world population and food production demands rise, this film delves into how Arkansas farmers, ranchers and others are conserving their soil, water, air and other natural resources, improving their operations and helping the environment with sustainability methods from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS conservationists provide technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners wanting to make conservation improvements to their land.

Credit: Arkansas PBS