Book of the Month, May 2021 - This Blessed Earth

May 2021 – This Blessed Earth

We know that more than 90 percent of U.S. farms are family owned and operated, although there is a lot of misinformation regarding farm ownership and operation among the public non-farming community. May’s selection, This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm*+ by Ted Genoways, should be an interesting take on the… Continue reading May 2021 – This Blessed Earth

Apr. 2021 - The Scientist and the Spy, Book of the Month

April 2021 – The Scientist and the Spy

The Scientist and The Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage*+ by Mara Hvistendahl is something totally different than other books we’ve read in the three-plus year history of AgBookClub. We know that genetic technology for crops is important to U.S. farmers and we thought that planting season (knock on wood we… Continue reading April 2021 – The Scientist and the Spy

Book of the Month, Mar. 2021 - Eight Flavors

March 2021 –Eight Flavors

American cuisine is arguably the most ethnically diverse cuisine of the world, greatly in part to our history as the “melting pot.” As you may recall from our 2020 AgBookClub discussions, we scratched the surface of this topic with The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone. Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine*+ by Sarah Lohman dives… Continue reading March 2021 –Eight Flavors

Book of the Month, Feb. 2021 - Sacred Cow

February 2021 – Sacred Cow

Two big topics we know will spill from 2020 to 2021 are (1) the environment and (2) animal protein and the alternatives. Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat: Why Well-Raised Meat is Good for You and Good for the Planet*+, by Diana Rodgers and Robb Wolf, examines a common argument against eating animal protein: that… Continue reading February 2021 – Sacred Cow

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AgBookClub 2021 Selections

2020 may not have been what anyone expected, but it will soon be time to turn a new page into 2021. We know that the year will be off to a slow start in many places (thanks, COVID), but that doesn't mean AgBookClub has gone by the wayside - in fact, we're stronger than ever… Continue reading AgBookClub 2021 Selections