New Show Explores the Agricultural Industry and the Farm-to-Table Phenomenon
- by Maggie Mead
FRESNO, CA - Lights, camera, action! It’s time for the agricultural industry to take center stage in the new documentary-style TV show, Beyond the Harvest. From NTD Films, creators of DineOut Along the Road, comes the new TV show, which aims to shed light on the farm-to-table phenomenon and California’s Central Valley farmers and food processors. The in-depth look at the industry follows host Ray O’Canto through adventures in agriculture, and is sure to find its way onto our DVRs.
“We’re excited about our new show and the opportunity to share such an important part of Central Valley history,” said Ray O’Canto, Executive Producer at NTD Media in a press release. “Our goal at NTD Films is to tell compelling stories that capture the imagination and entertain audiences. As one of the world’s leading ag regions, the Central Valley offers a rich history that we look forward to exploring.”
O’Canto will dig deep into multigenerational farms, orchards, and vineyards in search of the dedicated individuals working to make Central California a star among the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Highlighting harvesting and production of agricultural commodities, each episode will explore the histories and stories of the people and families who made the Central Valley an agricultural Mecca.
Beyond the Harvest features a farmer’s point of view, as the show is a collaborative effort between NTD Media Films and Producer Stephen Paul. A 4th generation farmer, Paul brings a unique insight to the program, using his extensive knowledge of the Central Valley’s rich agricultural history to paint an accurate and in-depth picture.
The TV show will air in Fresno, Bakersfield, and the Chico/Redding areas on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 pm on KFRE CW 59. And as if the content wasn’t enough to draw you in, proceeds from Beyond the Harvest will benefit the Community Food Bank.
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