Bismarck, North Dakota – The tales of the country’s farmers and ranchers are being told in a brand-new documentary series.
ADM’s “Faces of Food” television program illustrates the arduous labor, difficult choices, and dedication required to feed the globe.
In the first episode, a farm family from North Dakota is shown.
“It was probably most challenging week of cattle that I’ve ever seen,” said Baldwin producer Clark Coleman.
Coleman will never forget the blizzards from last April. The fourth-generation Baldwin producer recalls the difficulties of giving birth to a calf in the middle of a blizzard in the first episode of ADM’s new documentary series, Faces of Food.
“Calving is a big deal for us. It’s a very high maintenance, all hands-on deck process and that’s without a blizzard,” said Coleman. “So, you put a blizzard into the deal, and it just really changes everybody’s lives for however long that blizzard is, you know, we just can’t afford to lose the calves and when you do lose his calves, you feel bad about it because they’re our responsibility. We’re supposed to take care of them.”
Coleman describes attempting to move the cattle in the dark with his son Cooper in the video. They were forced to turn around after getting lost numerous times.
“My son got off the Ranger and walked about 10 feet with a powerful spotlight, and I couldn’t see him anymore. I thought, ‘Oh my God, he shouldn’t be out there,’” he said.
Coleman hopes that by telling his story both the good and the bad people would gain a better understanding of what he, his brother, and his sons do on a daily basis at DJ Coleman Farms as farmers and ranchers.