Conservation heroes of the American heartland

The new documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water.

The film is a tribute to people like Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas farmer revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of his soil, and Dusty Crary, a fourth-generation Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect the Rocky Mountain Front.

Based on a book by best-selling author Miriam Horn of Environmental Defense Fund, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman was directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman, and narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw.

The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on the Discovery Channel in August 2017.


Jan. 20, 2017
Park City, UT / Sundance Film Festival / More info
March 4, 2017
San Antonio / Commodity Classic / More info
March 25, 2017
Washington, DC / Environmental Film Festival / More info
April 18, 2017
Salt Lake City / Utah Film Center / More info
April 21, 2017
Washington, DC / Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit / More info
April 21-22, 2017
Dallas / EarthxFilm Festival / More info
April 23, 2017
Los Angeles / LA Times Book Festival / More info
April 26, 2017
San Francisco / Green Film Festival / More info
May 17, 2017
Austin, TX / Generations on the Land Summit / More info
May 26, 2017
Vineyard Haven, MA / Martha's Vineyard Film Center / More info
July 1, 2017
Aspen, CO / Aspen Ideas Festival / More info
July 23, 2017
Millerton, NY / FilmWorks Forum / More info
July 27, 2017
Traverse City, MI / Traverse City Film Festival / More info
July 31, 2017
Missoula, MT / The Roxy Theater / More info
August 22, 2017
St. Louis / Donald Danforth Plant Science Center / More info
August 25, 2017
Los Angeles / Laemmle / More info
August 25-31, 2017
New York City / Cinema Village / More info
August 28, 2017
Des Moines, IA / Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden / More info
October 2017
Milan, Italy / Visioni Dal Mondo Documentary Festival / More info
Jan. 16, 2018
Salem, OR / Salem Progressive Film Series / More info

Contact Us

Have a question about the film? Contact Discovery.

Have a question about the book? Contact author Miriam Horn below.