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

Book of the Month, May/June 2018 - The Last Hunger Season

May/June 2018 – The Last Hunger Season

This spring, we're partnering with AgriCorps for our eighth selected book, The Last Hunger Season by Roger Thurow. We've read a lot about agriculture in the United States, but we'll be branching out to African to learn more about the culture of farming and some of the challenges associated with it. Here’s what you need… Continue reading May/June 2018 – The Last Hunger Season

Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/28/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week! This week, we wrapped up discussion of our March book, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 4 covered pages 170 - the end (chapters 14 - the epilogue). Below are several… Continue reading 3/28/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

3/21/18 #AgBookClub Recap

Miss the last #AgBookClub chat? No worries, we’ve compiled a summary of the chat to prepare you for next week! This week, we continued discussing our March book, The Man Who Fed the World, by Leon Hesser. Week 3 covered pages 105 - 169 (chapters 8 - 13). Below are several responses that we thought… Continue reading 3/21/18 #AgBookClub Recap