America’s Heartland, the only public TV show about American farms and farmers, will start airing the first episodes in its eighth season shortly after Labor Day.
At least three special themed episodes are planned for season 8, including Dawn to Dusk, where viewers take an intimate look at a full day in the lives of a farm or ranch family; Dairy Duel, where cheese makers from Wisconsin and California vie for supremacy in their craft; and Classy Cowgirls, where viewers go on a photo shoot to discover how ranching meets high fashion.
Other new and returning features planned for the eighth season include Agriculture 101, where consumers ask all kinds of questions about agriculture; Off the Shelf, which looks at food choices at the supermarket; and Harvesting Knowledge, which explores the fascinating history of common foods.
The half-hour weekly series is seen on more than 240 public television stations, including stations in 21 of the top 25 U.S. markets. Additionally, the show has a YouTube Channel that welcomes more than 90,000 visitors each month.
Heartland is funded by Farm Credit, the United Soybean Board and the American Farm Bureau Foundation and is produced by KVIE Public Television in Sacramento, Calif.
NAWG and other major agricultural groups serve as promotional partners for the show and sit on the program’s Advisory Board.
Much more about the show, including local listings, is at www.americasheartland.org.