We North Dakotans are proud to boast about our family roots that grow deeper than those of the mighty oaks.  Here's an opportunity for one of our families to share that bond with the rest of the world.

Popular TV production company searching for a great American farm family.

Well, that search should be a short one...the only difficulty is figuring out which North Dakota farm family they should choose to feature.  North Dakota Farm To Table recently posted this invitation from a worldwide TV series casting director...

We are developing a new documentary series about multigenerational American farming families across the country.

We are primarily interested in finding large families with a few generations who work on the farm: grandma & grandpa sharing wisdom, their kids and spouses running daily operations, and their respective children doing chores before school.

This is a family-friendly show, featuring the beauty of the farm and the classic American activities that happen extracurricularly: large potlucks after church on Sunday, kids baseball games on the weekend, family fairs and fresh jams - all against the backdrop of the farm, and the devotion that goes into ensuring its legacy.

Isn't that just a brief snapshot of countless North Dakota farm families? For those in our rural areas that rely on these tight-knit bonds, this is a special opportunity to showcase your values and how hard work and dedication make families stronger.

Our only obstacle is our stubborn determination to keep others out of our business.

But this is a chance to let your family's core values shine for all to share.  An opportunity for your family or a family you know to invite the audience in for a story and a cup of coffee.

The casting director is Stephanie Lewis from the ITV network.  ITV is the creative force behind many popular long-running shows such as "Alone" and "Forged in Fire".  I've watched every year of "Alone".  If you're unfamiliar, it's the program where they place a group of castaways alone in hostile environments and see which competitors can last the most days alone.  It's a very professionally produced program.

So consider opening up your operation to enlighten the world to the wonders we possess here on the prairie. Nominate a family (maybe ask them first?) or nominate your own family.

You can reach the casting director at Stephanie.Lewis@boom-tv.co.uk.


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