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Book of the Month, Feb./Mar. 2019 - The Omnivore's Dilemma

Feb./Mar. 2019 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

What should we have for dinner? It's a question author Michael Pollan asked of his readers before diving into a discussion of food choices, using emotion to entice his audience and help them connect with their food in The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Through his many books, Pollan has influenced the… Continue reading Feb./Mar. 2019 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Book of the Month, Jan. 2019 - J.C. Penney

Jan. 2019 – J.C. Penney

You know J.C. Penney as a department store, anchoring many a suburban shopping mall, one of several giant retailers feeling the squeeze from the likes of Amazon. Penney's today seems no more rural than Target or Macy's - but it wasn't always this way. In J.C. Penney: The man, the store, and American agriculture, David… Continue reading Jan. 2019 – J.C. Penney

Book of the Month, Nov./Dec. 2018 - Seeds of Science

November/December 2018 – Seeds of Science

You voted! Our November/December 2018 AgBookClub pick is Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs by Mark Lynas. Lynas, who formerly opposed GMOs, admitted in 2013 that he had it all wrong. This book outlines GMO technology, why he previously questioned GMOs, and why he thinks genetic modification has a future… Continue reading November/December 2018 – Seeds of Science

Book of the Month, Oct. 2018 - In Meat We Trust

October 2018 – In Meat We Trust

Meat is no longer just a luxury item, but a staple in our diets here in North America. In Meat We Trust, by Maureen Ogle, explores the history of how meat moves from farms and ranches to our dinner plate now that much of the population no longer raises livestock for personal consumption. Here’s what… Continue reading October 2018 – In Meat We Trust

#AgMovieNight, July/Aug. 2018 - Rancher Farmer Fisherman

#AgMovieNight – Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

We know you love reading books (so do we!), but everyone deserves a fun movie night now and then. That's why were launching our new Twitter chat, #AgMovieNight! Join us on Wednesday, August 29th at 8pm CDT as we wrap up August by discussing Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (the movie). Here's how everything works: Between now… Continue reading #AgMovieNight – Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

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,… Continue reading September 2018 – Midwest Maize

Book of the Month, July/Aug. 2018 - Rancher Farmer Fisherman

July/August 2018 – Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Our summer read for AgBookClub will be Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman by Miriam Horn. This book follows the stories of many individuals involved in the production agriculture industry and what they're doing to practice conservation and sustainability in their respective domains. Here’s what you need to do this month: Get the book. Buy it, borrow it,… Continue reading July/August 2018 – Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman