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North Dakota State Agriculture Groups Sponsor Film

PRESS RELEASE:

North Dakota State Agriculture Groups; Lead Economic Development Agency Collaborate to Sponsor the Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film

NDgroupEmmitsburg, MD – Jan. 16, 2014 – To help tell the wheat production story from the state that leads the nation in hard red spring wheat and durum production, independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC., announces the North Dakota Wheat Commission, along with other state agriculture groups and agencies, have teamed up to sponsor the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film.

Weaver says the North Dakota Wheat Commission now joins the Nebraska Wheat Board, Oklahoma Wheat Commission and the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee as state wheat sponsors. The film focuses on connecting consumers to those who produce their food and will feature stories of North America’s wheat growers and custom harvesters.

“The North Dakota collaboration is unprecedented and speaks to the powerful message we are compelled to share through the Great American Wheat Harvest, Weaver says. “Wheat and North Dakota are synonymous and we are proud to work with each representative and Governor Jack Dalrymple to highlight this state’s stories.”

Value-added agriculture remains one of the target industries at the North Dakota Department of Commerce to broaden the state’s economic base, create new wealth and generate quality jobs for North Dakotans. In October 2013, Governor Dalrymple and North Dakota Wheat Commission Chairman Francis Leiphon joined members of a Taiwanese agricultural trade delegation in signing a joint statement demonstrating Taiwan’s intent to purchase 62.5 million bushels of U.S. wheat valued at about $485 million.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture first endorsed the film project in November 2012, when Commissioner Doug Goehring, wrote a letter of support for the Great American Wheat Harvest and the film’s mission to provide non-agricultural viewers a better understanding of where food comes from
and feature all those involved in food production.

While North Dakota’s early homesteaders raised many crops, growing conditions of the Red River Valley favored wheat on what became known as the “Bonanza Farms”, where the grain grew from fence line to fence line, says Commissioner Goehring.

“Wheat is so important to North Dakota that a state-owned wheat milling operation was established in 1919 to guarantee a market and provide a reasonable price for our most important crop,” Goehring states. “Today, the North Dakota Mill is the largest single-site wheat milling facility in the country.”
Included in the North Dakota collaboration is the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Mill and Elevator. Other Great American Wheat Harvest major sponsors include: John Deere; U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc.; C& B Operations; MacDon Industries; Case IH; Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters; TMCO/National Manufacturing; and media partner, AgWired, an online media service at http://agwired.com.

For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, GAWH National Executive Co-Coordinator, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

AGWIRED FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH FILMMAKER

Originally published: http://www.agrimarketing.com/s/80651

AGWIRED FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST FILMMAKER
Mar. 1, 2013

Source: ConjoStudios news release

Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of Conjo Studios,LLC announces a new media partnership with AgWired, an online media service at http://agwired.com, for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film.

Weaver says ZimmComm, which specializes in multi-media event coverage for companies and organizations within the agriculture and renewable energy industries,will help promote the films progress and activities as he captures the stories of North Americas wheat growers and custom harvesters for a Spring 2014 film debut.

He recently unveiled the films new trailer at the AgConnect Expo in Kansas City,Mo.,and launched the films production schedule at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline,Ill.

AgWired is owned and published by ZimmComm New Media, LLC. The parent company was founded in 2004 by Chuck and Cindy Zimmerman, with headquarters located near Pensacola, Fla. Both Zimmermans and Weaver are members of the National Agri-Marketing Association and National Association of Farm Broadcasting.

Follow the Great American Wheat Harvest film production at www.agwired.com. Make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story of North Americas agriculture by becoming a member of the NEW Producers Club at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com. Digital files of the promo trailers are available upon request.

For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L.Lamp, National Executive Co-Coordinator, at(406)698-9675or by email at jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Sponsor Film

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film Receives International Support and Sponsorship from the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc.

Frederick, MD – Jan. 15, 2013 – The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film outreach just got bigger with the recent support and sponsorship of the Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters Inc., (ACCHI), says independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC.

Weaver announces the new ACCHI sponsorship after being a keynote speaker at the association’s recent annual convention in Saskatoon, SK, where harvesters and industry representatives from both the United States and Canada gathered to work towards improving the custom harvesting business.

“We now have support on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border in our effort to help better connect consumers to the North America wheat growers and customer harvesters who make their food supply a reality. Weaver says. “We thank ACCHI for recognizing the opportunity to collaborate on this international documentary film.”

Formed in April 1983, ACCHI initially dealt with a specific and immediate immigration issue program to successfully guaranteed future access to the United States market through the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Act and NAFTA.

However, as the group celebrates its 30th anniversary, ACCHI president Shawn Gallagher of Vermillion, AB, says the organization quickly evolved to promote and improve communication and understanding with farmers, the public, equipment dealers, manufacturers and all levels of government.

“This project meets the objectives of our organization very well, therefore it was not a difficult decision for our members to agree to support it,” Gallagher says. “The thought of ‘telling your story or someone else will’ truly resonated with me personally.

“On behalf of ACCHI, we look forward to working with Conrad Weaver as he documents the endeavors of everyone involved in supplying much of the world’s wheat supply and thank him for sharing this with the public.”

In addition, Weaver acknowledges the opportunity and potential to update the name of the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film as more Canadian-based individuals, businesses and organizations come on board to financially back the film.

In 2012, Great American Wheat Harvest major sponsors and strategic partners included John Deere, MacDon Industries, U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc., Teresa Scanlan Miss America 2011 and Harvest For Kids. Upcoming 2013 events for the Great American Wheat Harvest include the Ag Connect Expo & Summit and U.S. Custom Harvesters Inc., Annual Convention, both in Kansas City, Jan. 29-31; and National Ag Day, March 18-19 in Washington D.C.

Visit the website at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital story. For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, GAWH National Executive Co-Coordinator, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

Film Partners with Non-Profit Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Harvest For Kids and Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary Film Executives Form Strategic Project Partnership at New World Record-Breaking Event

Frederick, MD – Sept. 27, 2012

Harvest For Kids, a Canadian-based, nonprofit organization focused on creating sustainable community development programs that help bring hope to children in the developing world, and ConjoStudios, LLC., production company for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film, form a strategic project partnership in an effort to raise greater awareness to the production, harvesting and distribution of a common food supply between the two countries.

Executives for Harvest For Kids and national event coordinators for the Great American Wheat Harvest plan to officially announce the partnership near Saskatoon, SK, Oct. 6, as the farmers of Saskatchewan attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most combines harvesting in a single field. A group in Ireland holds the current record of 208 combine harvesters working simultaneously on a single field. Manitoba farmers set the record in 2010 at
the Harvest For Kids event.

Derek Unrau, executive director of Harvest for Kids, and Maryland-based independent filmmaker, Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, agree that the focus on agriculture production and overall mission to help bring food sustainability to children, families and communities around the world align to create synergy for additional collaborative partnerships for both projects.

Weaver says the Great American Wheat Harvest’s strategic partners, like Harvest For Kids, provide services or products related to the theme of the documentary film and have committed time and/or resources toward the publicity and success of the film. “As production progresses, our strategic partners will be represented in our marketing and promotional materials,” he says. “So, we’ll be including footage from the 2012 Harvest For Kids record-breaking event in the film.”

In addition to announcing the partnership during the Harvest For Kids world record harvest celebration event, the day includes free activities for all ages. After the harvest, a celebration concert featuring Canadian Country Music Association’s Best New Country Group Nominee High Valley will be held at the Forest Grove Church in Saskatoon.

Unrau say funds for Harvest For Kids Children’s Programs and Micro Projects are raised through sponsorship, advertising, general donations and grain sales and run programs in conjunction with its parent organization, Children’s Camps International, in India, Kenya, Cambodia, Belize, Fiji, and Cuba.
“We work in many areas where children grow up being told they will never amount to anything and are never given a chance at life,” Unrau says. “Through the camping programs, we have seen lives of children and young people changed with the new sense of value they receive.”

Production for the Great American Wheat Harvest continues in 2013, with a scheduled debut of Spring 2014. Visit the website at www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com to find out how you can help and make a financial contribution to the development and education of telling this vital
story.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, GAWH National Executive Co-Coordinator, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at
jody@greatamericanwheatharvest.com.

About ConjoStudios, LLC
ConjoStudios, LLC is owned and operated by award-winning videographer and producer, Conrad Weaver. Conrad has provided video services for government agencies, media agencies, large and small companies, non-profits and individuals.

Resource Links
Website& Blog: http://www.conjostudios.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/conjostudios
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Conjostudios
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/conjostudios
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/conjostudios

HARVEST FOR KIDS
About Harvest For Kids
We are focused on creating sustainable community development programs that will bring hope to children in the developing world. Showing them that there is hope for a future.

Resource Links
Website & Blog: http://harvestforkids.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/harvestforkids
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarvestForKids
Videos: http://harvestforkids.com/media/2010-harvest-video/

 

Letters of Support and Congratulations

We’ve received letters of support from the U.S. Wheat Associates, the North American Wheat Growers Association, and a letter of congratulations from the State of Maryland for the work we’re doing with the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary.  Thank you for your support!

Movie Trailer to be Featured at Film Festival

The promotional trailer for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary will be featured in the Clifton Film Fest on Saturday July 21st at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.  The GREAT AMERICAN WHEAT HARVEST is a documentary film being produced that will tell the story of hard-working custom harvesters who travel from the heart of Texas to the Canadian border harvesting the wheat that feeds our Great Country and the World.
The Clifton Film Fest is a film festival located in Northern Virginia showcasing original films made by the surrounding community.

To view an online version of the trailer, visit: http://youtu.be/8hKwHO35I5E

Festival Information:
2012 Festival: Saturday July 21st
Day Showings: $5 per showing
Evening Showing: $10
All Day Saturday Pass: $20 includes all 3 showings during the day and evening showing

Visit http://cliftonfilmfest.com for more information.

For more information about the film, visit: http://www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com

For more information about sponsorship packages, media interviews, speaking appearances of the filmmaker and questions, contact Jody L. Lamp, Lamp Public Relations & Marketing, call (406) 698-9675 or by email at jody@lampprandmarketing.com.