Nebraska Women in Agriculture Book Club 3/22/22 - A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living
Nebraska Extension’s Women in Agriculture program selected ‘A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living,” by Jody L. Lamp and Melody Dobson, as the book for its winter 2021-2022 book club and hosted a live chat with the authors on March 22, 2022. Published in 2017 by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, “A History of Nebraska Agriculture: A Life Worth Living,” celebrates the state’s forgotten and untold agricultural history, highlighting more than a century and a half of agriculture industry, inventions and innovations in the Cornhusker state. The book tells the story of how Nebraska, once known as the “Great American Desert,” has seen farmers, ranchers and agribusiness leaders nurture and grow the plains and native grasslands that have helped the state become a domestic leader in producing food, feed and fuel. Authors Lamp and Dobson co-founded the American Doorstep Project, which collects and shares stories that promote historical places, spaces and events that have shaped the U.S. over the past hundreds of years. Lamp is a native of Scotts Bluff County and worked as an agricultural reporter and photographer before opening her own public relations and marketing business in 2009. Dobson is a third-generation Montana native who serves as a national signature event coordinator and a member of the Pompeys Pillar Historical Association board of directors. Nebraska Women in Agriculture will continue to host the book club every quarter. Featured books will cover a variety of topics, such as inspirational, grain marketing, farm finance, estate planning and more.
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