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

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AgBookClub 2021 Selections

2020 may not have been what anyone expected, but it will soon be time to turn a new page into 2021. We know that the year will be off to a slow start in many places (thanks, COVID), but that doesn't mean AgBookClub has gone by the wayside - in fact, we're stronger than ever… Continue reading AgBookClub 2021 Selections

Book of the Month, Dec. 2020 - Baking Powder Wars

December 2020 – Baking Powder Wars

It's holiday baking season! AgBookClub's December selection, Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking by Linda Civitello, is the story that you didn't know existed. It's an account of brand wars, bribery, and slander over something as minute as the baking staple you forget is hanging out in the back of your… Continue reading December 2020 – Baking Powder Wars