The Farm News

VIDEO: Animals Flee Farm in SHAUN THE SHEEP Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE is coming to cinemas worldwide from Spring 2015! Watch the new teaser trailer to see Shaun and The Flock on their hilarious adventure in the Big City! (more...)

Food Network Brings Tricks & Treats in October Schedule
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Food Network brings the tricks and treats this October with new primetime series, premiere episodes of fan-favorite series and an all-star tournament. Host Jesse Palmer kicks off the month with new series Food Truck Face Off on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm, as four talented teams share their culinary dreams before a panel of judges, culminating in a food truck showdown to decide who will win their very own food truck for a year. (more...)

Registration for Imagination Stage's Fall Semester Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

For 35 years, Imagination Stage has not only educated thousands of students in theatre arts skills, but has also engaged students in the world of arts education, unleashing their individual creativity. This philosophy extends beyond the classroom, promoting life-long skills necessary in their future, regardless of what that future holds. The Fall 2014 course schedule continues to pursue this mission with classes beginning September 13. (more...)

American National Announces Success of Agent Career Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

American National recently announced its single largest agent gain in more than 20 years due to the release of the Agent Career Program (ACP) in 2013. The ACP provides paid training for American National and Farm Family multiple line agent candidates through Kelly OCG, a third-party, while they work alongside an established agent to gain business experience. (more...)

Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

GILROY, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In February 2013, Vista Solar installed a 792kW solar system on a block of fallow, unusable land at Uesugi Farms. In the first year of operation, the solar system generated over $100,000 in savings and has offset The Farm's electric bill by more than 90%. (more...)

Trimble's Connected Farm Now Includes a Field Data Management Solution for Farmers and their Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Trimble (TRMB) announced today that it has launched two applications that work together within its Connected Farm Web-based management solution that provide farmers and their trusted advisors with more detailed field information, which can enable better farm-management decisions. (more...)

Commonwealth Books of Virginia to Release THOMAS JEFFERSON'S ENLIGHTENMENT in Paperback, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Saint Sebastian Players' 34th Season to Open with LOTTO FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

To open its 2014-15 season, the Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) present a world premiere that stays close to home, in terms of its author and its setting. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Community Links' REVOLUTION FARM, Playing at Newham City Farm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In Revolution Farm, a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, writer James Kenworth takes Orwell's classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London's longest established and largest inner city farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT. Revolution Farm will run for eight performances between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 August. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

National Museum of Scotland Announces Schedule of Exhibitions for September & October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Exhibitions & Displays National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF Scotland Creates: A Sense of Place 9 May 31 August 2014 Grand Gallery, Level 1 Free (more...)

Rosemarie Kaupp Announces THE AMBERELLA TALES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

WARRINGTON, Penn. (more...)

L.A. Live to Kick Off DOWNTOWN DARK NIGHTS, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

L.A. LIVE announces the first-ever Downtown Dark Nights, a local community celebration for the people that live and work in Downtown Los Angeles. The 'Happy Hour' style celebration will take place on Friday, August 22nd from 5:00pm and go late into the evening. (more...)

John Mellencamp to Release New Album 'Plain Spoken' 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

John Mellencampwill release one of the most distinguished records of his career,Plain Spokenon September 23, 2014 (more...)

Anita Lamb Releases New Book on Joy on the Farm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Dannevirke, New Zealand (more...)

MURDER BALLAD, THE WILD PARTY & More Set for Bailiwick Chicago's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago Theater has announced its 2014-15 Season, launching this fall with the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical THE WILD PARTY, with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, book by LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed by Brenda Didier and musical direction by Aaron Benham*. The season continues this winter with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown*. Next spring, Bailiwick Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of the intense off-Broadway rock musical MURDER BALLAD, conceived by and with book and lyrics by Julia Jordan, music and lyrics by Juliana Nash and directed by James Beaudry. (more...)

American National's Joan Epperson to Increase Sales Management Force
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

American National, which includes Farm Family, is seeking candidates for entrepreneurial sales management opportunities in Pennsylvania. Joan Epperson, recently named Pennsylvania state growth director, is upholding a corporate initiative for countrywide growth and leading the focus in the state for the multiple line division. As a member of American National, she is charged with recruiting qualified candidates for careers in agent sales management. (more...)

Writers of the Future Contest Winner from 2011 Releases 19th Book, LOOKING FOR DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

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'Poison Heads' on Manchester Police Force Corruption in the 1970s is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

English has now published this account of his tense first years in the Force. At the time of the IRA bombings he was a young Police Constable who was actually there and on the scene. His book reveals his easy-going approach to life, and his dismay at discovering the extent of force corruption and favouritism. He tells of cover-ups, brutality, self-serving and just plain stupidity. Casually and with humour, English begins with his early family life on The Farm with his inspiring globe-trotting Gran, then shares anecdotes of his journey to Police Training and life in the Force. 'Now my 25-year pact with the Official Secrets Act is over, I can spill the beans about these 'Poison Heads' - the bent professionals of law and order I worked with every day,' states English. At a time when Britain was in turmoil, in the Thatcher Era of demonstrations and unrest, the city of Manchester was the site of violent demonstrations and bombings as well as crime. The Force worked side by side with the tough teams in SAS, TAG, MI5 and many others to maintain the peace. However, the Force itself was hampered by its legacy of corruption and internal politics. Is the situation much different today? News reports still detail police corruption and inquiries in many major cities, including Greater Manchester. Jonny English was recently interviewed on Talk Radio Europe by Bill Padley. Padley is an acclaimed and award-winning writer, producer and broadcaster who has interviewed a veritable 'who's who' of the UK's music industry. Talking with Jonny about the show 'Life on Mars', which featured the Greater Manchester Police Force at that time, Padley asked, 'Is that a fairly accurate summation of what it was like?' Jonny replied, 'Pretty much so.' But he emphasized that his book details true events, saying, 'So comparative-wise I've got the true story, and it's very open and very revealing.' By sharing tales of his early life before joining, English helps the reader to see through his eyes, making the view of the Force with its corruption and lies more vivid. 'In the Force my eyes were opened and I was to view many things in life quite differently - especially how people really are, the reality of death, the bliss of love and, most of all, what it takes to survive on the streets of a city,' said English, in his first in a series of three books. Approachable, humourous and direct, Jonny English is available for interviews and readings. 'Poison Heads' is the first of three fast-paced books outlining the author's true 'James Bond style' life and times. Bio: Jonny English was born in Rossendale, England, and grew up in the 1950's near Manchester, England in the heart of the Pennine Hills. He spent his early years on his Grandmother's farm, The Willows. He was educated at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School where he studied Art, Architecture, English Literature and European History. After joining the Greater Manchester Police Force as a Police Constable during the 1970's, he began to doubt the credibility of the Force and changed his career path. Today he works as a Senior Chief Estimator for a Corporation in Western Canada. During his life he has worked and travelled extensively throughout Europe, South America, Central America and Africa, where he personally delivered gifts for the Red Cross School Children and the poor in third world countries. More info and photos, including book one-sheet flyer: Book Website: Backgrounder ( Poison Heads is in paperback on Amazon, and in ebook formats on iBooks and Kindle. Review copies on request. Contact:, 780-707-5022 (more...)

NYC's Path Through History Program Showcases Sites for Summer Visits
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

With summer travel planning underway, the New York City Path Through History (NYCPTH) work group - dedicated to promoting historic gems in the five boroughs as part of New York State's Path Through History initiative - has identified off-the-beaten-track destinations that provide outdoor experiences for staycationers, tourists, and out-of-town visitors. These historic and culturally significant sites offer enriching and enjoyable adventures, feature stunning views, have free or nominal admission, and are accessible by public transportation. (more...)

The National Museum's Scotland Listings Until October 5th Include DANIE MELLOR'S PRIMORDIAL, NEXT OF KIN, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Please find below National Museums Scotland listings to 5 October 2014. For further information please visit (more...)

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