This documentary will promote awareness of the need to protect and support local farmers like Doug.
Dairy farming makes up 80% of Vermont's total agricultural production. As industrial farming operations begin to dominate the landscape and the price of milk declines, hundreds of family farmers are faced with the same question: "Do we sell and retire? Or can we figure out a way to adapt?" This documentary will give an in-depth view of the Butler family's search for an answer and paint a portrait of the rural agricultural community they belong to.
Even though the dog mushing world championships are his dream, Doug refuses to pass on a failing business to his son. Thus the race hinges on the success of the farm and the fates of his two lifelong dreams are intertwined.
The road is uncertain, but Doug carries on as he always does. "This ain't no god-damn old folks home," he hollers, "let's get rolling."