A crew from the new PBS show “Farmers’ Almanac TV” will be in Iowa this summer to cover one big event and they’re looking for more ideas of things to see while here.
Tom Wheeler, manager of the Iowa Film Office, says the producers want local flavor with national appeal. Wheeler says they’re open to any variety of suggestions. The crew will be in Iowa on July 1 through 8 to cover the Special Olympics National Games in Ames and want to maximize their time here. He says the PBS folks have said top consideration will be given to stories with the potential to entertain, educate and inspire — which opens the door to many possibilities.
Wheeler says they’re open to all ideas to pick up as much footage as possible for future shows. Suggested categories include: animals, arts and crafts, food, traditional lifestyles, gardening, health/medicine, history/nostalgia, tips and hints, recreation, science/technology, travel and weather. Wheeler says the crew will initially be shooting in Ames but will not be limited to staying in central Iowa. From the Quad Cities to Sioux City, he says they’re not concerned about gas prices and they’ll drive wherever they need to in Iowa for the best stories.