Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/21/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week!

This week, we continued discussing our March book, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 3 covered pages 105 – 169 (chapters 8 – 13).

Below are several responses that we thought summed up the Week 3 chat well, covered themes, or contained thought-provoking questions or comments.

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section of this post or on Twitter (clicking the date at the bottom of each tweet will take you directly to that tweet on Twitter’s website). You can see the full conversation by searching “#AgBookClub” on Twitter.

Q1: What’s one thing that’s jumped out at you in this book so far? Likes or dislikes?


Q2: Did we learn from this idea in the technological revolution? How?


Q3: Many of the key players in this book are men. How were women contributing to the advancements in ag in this time?


Q4: Do you have someone playing a Margaret-sized role in your career? Would you make big sacrifices to support someone’s passions like she did?


Q5: If you had to assign a %, how much of Borlaug & team’s success was a result of science vs persuasion?


Q6: In ag, the universe of peers is relatively small. What advice would you give to people studying agriculture now – sitting in class with future Borlaugs?


Join us for Week 4 of our March read, The Man Who Fed the World, on Wednesday, March 28th. We’ll be discussing pages 170 – the end (chapters 14 – epilogue). See the reading schedule here. If you’re never participated in AgBookClub before, please jump right in! We’d love to have you join us!

The #AgBookClub Twitter chat takes place Wednesdays at 8pm CST.

Check out what’s coming up on #AgBookClub in 2018. Have a book-lover friend? Invite them to join!

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