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Book of the Month, Nov. 2019 - The American Way of Eating

Nov. 2019 – The American Way of Eating

Thanksgiving is a huge American tradition in most households and is coming up soon. What better way to celebrate an American, food-centric holiday than by talking about food this month? November's AgBookClub selection, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan, explores the American food… Continue reading Nov. 2019 – The American Way of Eating

Book of the Month, Oct. 2019 - Unsavory Truth

Oct. 2019 – Unsavory Truth

It seems that every month we hear about the miracle food we should be eating or the staple food we should avoid for various health reasons. The news reports a new study one month that we should be drinking two cups of coffee per day to decrease the risk of liver disease or Parkinson's, but… Continue reading Oct. 2019 – Unsavory Truth

Book of the Month, Sept. 2019 - Grain Dust Dreams

Sept. 2019 – Grain Dust Dreams

Have you ever looked at something that you see multiple times per day and have since taken for granted and suddenly asked yourself one day what actually happens inside those walls? September's AgBookClub pick, Grain Dust Dreams by David W. Tarbet explores just that. We see grain elevators every day and have long since stopped wondering… Continue reading Sept. 2019 – Grain Dust Dreams

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… Continue reading August 2019 – Dream Differently

Book of the Month, July 2019 - 40 Chances

July 2019 – 40 Chances

40 years, 40 chances. Legendary investor Warren Buffett issued a challenge to his son, Howard, giving him $3,000,000,000 (you read that right - 3 BILLION DOLLARS) to make a difference in the world. 40 years is the average length of a career. Like the average farmer has 40 chances to grow a bountiful crop, Howard… Continue reading July 2019 – 40 Chances

Book of the Month, June 2019 - Fast Food Nation

June 2019 – Fast Food Nation

The June AgBookClub pick, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser, is a self-proclaimed "exposé revealing how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled and epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world," and first published… Continue reading June 2019 – Fast Food Nation

Book of the Month, May 2019 - The Long Haul

May 2019 – The Long Haul

We talk a lot about growing food and we talk a lot about consuming food. But what about all of the stuff that happens in the middle? This month's AgBookClub pick, The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tails of Life on the Road, was selected in hopes of learning more about an industry closely connected to… Continue reading May 2019 – The Long Haul