Farm Kings is coming to a television near you.
It’s not the typical reality television show where someone is going to get voted out and sent home or someone gets a big prize at the end.
Farm Kings is a reality show about a real family dealing with real problems.
The show is based on the struggles a western Pennsylvania farm family faces as they battle a thin profit margin and the desire to keep the farm going.
They deal with illness, a drought, a hail storm and the conflicts that arise between siblings.
Does this sound familiar to your farm?
I would be surprised to find out that there are farms without any of these similar problems in America!But it was clear from talking with Tim, Pete, Joe and Dan that at the end of the day, they are still family and no matter what happens they get over it and go back to work the next day.
When Tim and Dan were asked about the celebrity status they have been given, it was clear that to them they are still just them: The King family.
“My friends are my family,” said Tim.
Both Dan and Tim agreed; there is just too much work for them to focus on the celebrity status.
As the discussion during a recent taping went along, it’s evident that they are doing the show so they can show the American people how hard farming is and how hard it can be to make a profit.
Anthony Uro, executive producer, said that’s exactly what makes the show appealing: the story of how difficult farming can be at times and the family that is behind it.
“It’s a story that hasn’t been told,” said Uro.
He added the story always has drama happening, so there is no need to create it in these conditions.
Uro said America doesn’t know a lot about farming families. This show helps them to learn about farming, family and how farming families face obstacles and overcome them.
“This provides a unique family dynamic,” said Uro.
And the drama… Well it definitely doesn’t have to be created.
Nine boys and one girl— that’s drama all in its own, but then add in a mother, a drought, a hail storm and… illness.
Uro said it is real drama and that’s what makes it a television show that many can relate to.
He added that the scenery in Pennsylvania also adds to the show.
“You don’t have to do much to the footage and people will want to watch it,” said Uro.
And to think this all started with a cover story on Allegheny Magazine about the farm.
To check out a Farm and Dairy story from June on the premiere of the show on GAC-TV, click here.