Book of the Month, Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

March 2018 – The Man Who Fed the World

In our sixth selected book for AgBookClub, we’ll be discussing The Man Who Fed The World by Leon Hesser. We’ve all heard the story of golden rice. The man behind the successful variety is credited with saving more lives from hunger than anyone else in world history, earning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. This is a historical read of his life story: how he became one of the most well-known agronomists in the world and how the agriculture industry has changed because of his research.

Here’s what you need to do this month:

Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, read over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book.

Read the book.

  • Week 1: Pages 1 – 66 (chapters 1 – 4) (Twitter chat on 3/7)
  • Week 2: Pages 67 – 104 (chapters 5 – 7) (Twitter chat on 3/14)
  • Week 3: Pages 105 – 169 (chapters 8 – 13) (Twitter chat on 3/21)
  • Week 4: Pages 170 – 213 (chapters 14 – 17 + epilogue) (Twitter chat on 3/28)

Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. Learn how to participate in a Twitter chat here. While we hope you can participate in our discussion every week, we know that everyone has busy schedules. If, for some reason, you have to miss a week of #AgBookClub, we’ll make sure to post a recap of our discussion on our blog. We always include general questions that can be answered by anyone, so please don’t hesitate to jump in the Twitter chat if you didn’t have a chance to read the section we’re discussing. We welcome any and all to join the discussion!

Happy reading!

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Visit our bookshelf to see what we’ve read in past months and what we’ve got on the schedule for next month.

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