Aug. 2019 - Dream Differently, Book of the Month

August 2019 – Dream Differently

Are your dreams limiting your potential?

As Millennials in the United States, we (your hosts) were born into an era of peace – one of the longest peacetimes in American history, in fact. Peacetime generally means prosperity, and the United States job market has exploded with opportunities in the time since our parents and grandparents were entering the workforce. Technology has also grown leaps and bounds, changing the way we work forever. Our parents encouraged us to pursue our dreams, but will our dream jobs exist 10, 20, 30 years down the road? It’s absolutely okay – encouraged, in fact – to pursue careers that interest us. But at the same time, we need to ensure that students are equipping themselves with a wide variety of marketable skills that will allow individuals to readily adapt to the changing world.

The AgBookClub August feature, Dream Differently: Candid Advice for America’s Students by Vince Bertram, is a popular read among teachers. We hope to learn more about what students need to succeed in the ever-evolving world and how advice written for the general population of students can be applied to students dreaming of joining the farming and agriculture industry someday.

Here’s what you need to do this month:

Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, download and listen to it, read it over your neighbor’s shoulder — we don’t care. But don’t steal the book. We know that the book is available via Audible and Kindle for those who like to listen or read electronically.

Read the book.

  • Week 1: Chapters 1-3 [pages 1 – 34] (Twitter chat on 8/7)
  • Week 2: Chapters 4-6 [pages 35 – 80] (Twitter chat on 8/14)
  • Week 3: Chapters 7-9 [pages 81 – 122] (Twitter chat on 8/21)
  • Week 4: Chapters 10-12 [pages 123 – 160] (Twitter chat on 8/28)

Join the chat (#AgBookClub) on Wednesdays at 8:00pm Central on Twitter. If you’ve never joined us before and this is your first Twitter chat, 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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