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

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

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