The film tells about the chairman of the collective farm "New Life" of the Tula region, Hero of Socialist Labor IM Semenov. The grounds of the collective farm "New Life", a view of the collective farm village, the central estate. Collective farmers harvest hay using a tractor. Production processes in the shop of the collective farm feed mill. IM Semenov examines the herbs on the plots of the experimental station; works in his office; looks through letters, magazines at home. Photos of I. M. Semenov at different periods of his life. Harvesting grain on the farm. IM Semenov is driving in a car past the collective farm fields; talks with collective farmers. The farm workers take care of the cows; cows and calves in the pasture. Sprinklers in the fields. I. M. Semenov leafs through the pages of his Ph.D. thesis.