Book of the Month, Oct. 2021 - Out of the Shadows

October 2021 — Out of the Shadows

October is the peak of fall in the Midwest, as well as harvest season across the heartland. But where does all of the harvested corn and soybeans go? We're hoping that October's selection, Out of the Shadows: The New Merchants of Grain by Jonathan Kingsman, provides some insight. Here’s a quick summary of the book:… Continue reading October 2021 — Out of the Shadows

Book of the Month, Sept. 2021 - Locust

September 2021 — Locust

With September comes the much-anticipated transition to autumn...and a return to a historical novel as our featured title. Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped the American Heartland* by Jeffrey A. Lockwood is "an entomological thriller" and is, in fact, written by an entomologist. Here’s a quick summary of the… Continue reading September 2021 — Locust

Aug. 2021 - We Are the Weather, Book of the Month

August 2021 — We Are the Weather

August’s selection brings back one of our 2020 authors, Jonathan Safran Foer (you may remember the March 2020 read, Eating Animals). We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast*+ is a different topic than Eating Animals, but we expect it has the same investigative feel the author is known for. Here’s a quick summary of… Continue reading August 2021 — We Are the Weather

Book of the Month, July 2021 - The Good Food Revolution

July 2021 — The Good Food Revolution

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Health Food, People, and Communities*+ by Will Allen has been on both of your hosts’ To-Read lists, but hasn’t made it onto the official AgBookClub list today. We expect that this book touches on an important topic: what constitutes healthy food and how do we make sure everyone has enough of… Continue reading July 2021 — The Good Food Revolution

Book of the Month, June 2021 - Barn 8

June 2021 – Barn 8

This selection is quite different than our usual AgBookClub selections, and we hope that it will be an interesting variation from our normal reading schedule. Barn 8: A Novel*+ by Deb Olin Unferth is a fictional story of a plot to steal a million chickens in the dead of night. The fictional nature of this book should… Continue reading June 2021 – Barn 8