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Independent Lens Episode: "The Real Dirt on Farmer John"

Season 7, Episode 27
Episode Synopsis: The trials and tribulations of farming are explored in director Taggart Siegel's insightful documentary “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” a profile of Illinois farmer John Peterson. The film details Peterson's youth, his financial struggles through the years, and his eventual success after converting to organic farming. Peterson narrates the film in a memoir style that displays his humor and his profound love of the land and the crops.
Original Air Date: Jun 13, 2006
Guest Cast John Peterson

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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