Our February pick is a new release from a dairy farmer in the Pacific Northwest. An Industry Worth Fighting For* by Derrick Josi with Steve Olivas. Derrick has been highly engaged in promoting agriculture through social media as TDF Honest Farming.
A storm cuts through the placid Oregon skies. Not a meteorological event—rather, an onslaught aimed at destroying the livelihood of dairy farmers across America. Standing in the bull’s-eye is Derrick Josi, a fourth generation dairy farmer who has taken a stand against the lies, deceit, and personal attacks made by self-proclaimed activists across social media. This book offers readers a glimpse behind the curtain of a working dairy farm. Staying true to his charm and wit, Derrick does not shy away from sensitive topics. Rather, he presents reality in terms that are stark but sensitive…a balance as delicate as the lives for which he is responsible. This isn’t just the story of one dairy farmer; it is the story of an industry worth fighting for.
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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.
Read the book.
- Week 1: Prologue + chapters 1-3 [pages 1 – 56] (Twitter chat on 2/2)
- Week 2: Chapters 4-6 [pages 57 – 104] (Twitter chat on 2/9)
- Week 3: Chapters 7-10 [pages 104 – 156] (Twitter chat on 2/16)
- Week 4: Chapter 11-14 + epilogue [pages 157 – 196] (Twitter chat on 2/23)
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