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Produced, Written & Directed by

KENNETH A. SIMON

Narrated by

SAM WATERSTON

Original Score
Written & Performed by

STEVE EVANS

Coordinating Producer

JENNY BONNANO

Director of Photography

MIKE DUNPHY

Contributing Writer

BRUCE FRASER

Art Direction

ALAN R. TAYLOR

“Connecticut Grown”
Composed and Performed by

TOM CALLINAN

 “Grandfather's Barn”
Composed and Performed by

SUSAN TRUMP

 “Our New England Home”
Composed and Performed by

PHIL ROSENTHAL

“She Walks Right In”
Performed by

THE PANINI BROTHERS

“Working the Land”
Written by

PAUL E. CLARK
Arranged by E. Seville
Acoustic Guitar/Vocals by Paul E. Clark
Electric/Acoustic Guitar by Billy Kotsaftis
Bass/Drums/Additional Guitar by Eddie Seville
Recorded/Mixed at Cottage Sound Studio

Additional Camera

CHRIS BAKER
KEVIN KUHL

KEN SIMON

PAUL SMITH

Editor

KEN SIMON

Additional Editing

CHRIS PERKINS

Field Audio

LARS REMING

Audio Mixdown

MICHAEL RYAN

Production Assistance

ETHAN AMARANT

PAUL CLARK

Post Production Assistance

CHRIS BAKER

FRANCES DREW

MARIA ESCRIBANO

MARIA MCGOWAN

Production Operations

ED GONSALVES
JEAN GROHOSKI
LUANN SKWARA

Program Promotion

ELAINE WERNER

Special Thanks

BARBARA ALEXANDER

EUGENE AMATRUDA

MARY ANTHONY

VERN BAHLER

RANDOLPH BLACKMER

BONNIE BURR

LINCOLN CHESMER

ALLEN COCKERLINE

NUNZ CORSINO

JOHN DIZAZZO

JOE DONDERO

MARSHALL EPSTEIN

ELIZABETH FLEMING

TESSA GETCHIS

GEORGE HALL

ROLLIE HANNAN

RAY HARDMAN

JOE IAMARTINO

KIP KOLESINSKAS

CLAIRE KRAUSE

HENRY LORD

RICK MACSUGA

JIFF MARTIN

JANINE MEYER

NICK MOORE

STANLEY MOROCH

BRIAN ODDO

LISA SIMMONS

RACHEL SIMON

SHELLY SIMON

LEAH SMITH

ERNIE & SANDY STAEBNER

AUSTIN & DEBBIE TANNER

JACK TIFFANY

JACK VOORVAART

BRANDON WALSH

LIZ WHEELER

JOANNE WHITEHEAD

JAY WHITSETT

BRUCE WILBUR

MARK WINNE

 

The 1772 Foundation

Barn Again!®

Belltown Hill Orchards

Indian Spring Farm

Jones Family Farm

Mashantucket Pequot Museum

The Plant Group

Windsor Historical Society

Yale Sustainable Food

Map Data by

USDA NRCS

Aerial Photography by

G. LESLIE SWEETNAM

Archival Film & Photographs

THE BORELLI FAMILY

THE FUTTNER FAMILY

THE HAROLD GEER FAMILY

THE GREENBACKER FAMILY

THE PINCHBECK FAMILY

THE SAGLIO FAMILY

EDITH ROYCE SCHADE

THE SIMON FAMILY

THE TIFFANY FAMILY

ED TOLLMANN

Beinecke Rare Book Library

Branford Historical Society

BW Bishop & Son’s, Inc.

Colchester Historical Society

Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Connecticut State Library

Connecticut Network

Fairfield Historical Society

Guilford Keeping Society

Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library

Historical Society of Glastonbury

Killingly Historical Society

Library of Congress

The Lyman Farm, Inc.

Mansfield Historical Society

New Britain Public Library Local History

New London County Historical Society

Simsbury Historical Society

Wethersfield Historical Society

Yale Historical Library

 

UConn College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

 

Archives & Special Collections

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

UConn Libraries

Development Consultant

NANCY WEISS

 Executive Producers

BRUCE FRASER

KENNETH A. SIMON

 A Co-Production of

CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES COUNCIL

and

SIMONPURE PRODUCTIONS LLC

 Copyright 2006 by
SimonPure Productions LLC

CT AG LINKS
A consumer resource guide

FARMING LIFE
Hundreds of archival pics

FARM WISDOM
Interviews with state farmers

THE PAST
Historians on  farming history

THE OBSERVERS
Expert takes on
farming today

BUILDING MALLS
You can develop Buckland Hills

FROM THE AIR
Aerial views of CT farmscapes

 

Copyright 2008 SimonPure Productions, LLC

Working the Land: The Story of Connecticut Agriculture
is a Co-Production of
SimonPure Productions and Connecticut Humanities Council

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