About the Book

Farming in the Black Patch

Farming in the Black Patch features farms of western Kentucky and the production process of dark fired tobacco, only common to Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Now, the world can see this process of producing dark-fired tobacco from start to finish.

The story traces the arduous task of running and operating a modern tobacco farm. Along the way the reader learns the process of tobacco cultivation, specifically featuring the dark-fired process. There is an entire chapter devoted specifically to the long history of tobacco, particularly reflecting upon key pivotal points beginning as far back as 6000 B. C.

Farming in the Black Patch is a hard cover book featuring 192 pages in full color, telling the story of a way of life that is quickly disappearing from Kentucky landscapes.  

To order your copy, go to Farming in the Black Patch.

About the Film

Farming in the Black Patch

About the Film Producer


For more than 30 years, Michael Breeding Media's (MBM) principal, Michel Breeding, has been recognized for his unique style and his ability to develop superior creative teams with a steadfast goal of producing a superior product. His ability to enlighten through excellence in quality and beauty has distinguished him as a "master artisan."



Through hard work and exceptional deliverables, MBM has developed a sterling reputation amongst their clients and has a proven track record for producing film and video (marketing films/galas/tribute films/documentaries/streaming media) that achieve clients' goals - whether they involve education, persuasion or development - while, at the same time, working within parameters of budget and format. A key reason for this effectiveness is his creative process, which gives professional and careful attention to each aspect of the project.


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