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

Apr. 2018 - No More Food Fights!, Book of the Month

April 2018 – No More Food Fights

You voted and we listened! Our seventh selected book for AgBookClub will be No More Food Fights! by Michele Payn-Knoper. Just like the title indicates, this book tackles misconceptions in the food conversation from two different perspectives. Here’s what you need to do this month: Get the book. Buy it, borrow it, read over your… Continue reading April 2018 – No More Food Fights

Book of the Month, Mar. 2018 - The Man Who Fed the World

March 2018 – The Man Who Fed the World

In our sixth selected book for AgBookClub, we'll be discussing The Man Who Fed The World by Leon Hesser. We've all heard the story of golden rice. The man behind the successful variety is credited with saving more lives from hunger than anyone else in world history, earning the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. This… Continue reading March 2018 – The Man Who Fed the World

Book of the Month, Feb. 2018 - The Food Police

February 2018 – The Food Police

In our fifth selected book for AgBookClub, we'll be discussing The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate by Jayson Lusk. Everyone has a different opinion about their food and how it should be produced, going as far to say that farmers are destroying the land and that food is pumped with… Continue reading February 2018 – The Food Police

Book of the Month, Jan. 2018 - Grocery

January 2018 – Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

In our fourth selected book for AgBookClub, we'll be discussing Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman. This book gives us a look at something we don't give much thought to in the food system: grocery stores. How have they evolved? How do they dictate how we shop? How have our… Continue reading January 2018 – Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America