Book of the Month, Sept. 2018 - Midwest Maize

September 2018 – Midwest Maize

September brings back-to-school activities, the first signs of fall, and a new book for AgBookClub. We’re kicking off year 2 with Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland by Cynthia Clampitt. This book explores the staple crop that built a nation and what its future looks like as a source of food, feed, fuel, and more.

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 – 74 (chapters 1 – 5) (Twitter chat on 9/5)
  • Week 2: Pages 75 – 122 (chapters 6 – 8) (Twitter chat on 9/12)
  • Week 3: Pages 123 – 186 (chapters 9 – 12) (Twitter chat on 9/19)
  • Week 4: Pages 187 – 237 (chapters 13 – 15) (Twitter chat on 9/26)

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. 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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