The Swansons have farmed land in Boone County for generations. When the great recession hit, it called their sons' future in farming into question. Regardless of the logistics, the connection between farm and family was evident.
"It was really kind of amazing to watch them work together as a family. There's something beyond the practical that is tied up in their desire to do that, obviously. They want to farm as a family, they know how to work with each other, they enjoy working with each other."
John Helde followed the Swansons for several years to make the documentary "Field Work: A Family Farm," which makes its Iowa debut this Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m.