Book of the Month

Dec. 2019 – The Dirty Life

"When Kristin Kimball left New York City to interview a dynamic young farmer named Mark, her world changed. On an impulse, she shed her city self and started a new farm with him on five hundred acres near Lake Champlain. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of the couple's first year on Essex Farm, from the… Continue reading Dec. 2019 – The Dirty Life

Book of the Month, Nov. 2019 - The American Way of Eating

Nov. 2019 – The American Way of Eating

Thanksgiving is a huge American tradition in most households and is coming up soon. What better way to celebrate an American, food-centric holiday than by talking about food this month? November's AgBookClub selection, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan, explores the American food… Continue reading Nov. 2019 – The American Way of Eating

Book of the Month, Oct. 2019 - Unsavory Truth

Oct. 2019 – Unsavory Truth

It seems that every month we hear about the miracle food we should be eating or the staple food we should avoid for various health reasons. The news reports a new study one month that we should be drinking two cups of coffee per day to decrease the risk of liver disease or Parkinson's, but… Continue reading Oct. 2019 – Unsavory Truth

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

Apr. 2019 - Tomorrow's Table, Book of the Month

April 2019 – Tomorrow’s Table

GMO vs. organic: Is one really better than the other? Or do consumers simply want to better understand how their food is grown? This month's selection, Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food, explores the purpose and concerns of organic farming and farming with GMOs, giving readers the tools to come to… Continue reading April 2019 – Tomorrow’s Table

Book of the Month, Feb./Mar. 2019 - The Omnivore's Dilemma

Feb./Mar. 2019 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

What should we have for dinner? It's a question author Michael Pollan asked of his readers before diving into a discussion of food choices, using emotion to entice his audience and help them connect with their food in The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Through his many books, Pollan has influenced the… Continue reading Feb./Mar. 2019 – The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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