Thursday, January 17, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)
Brian DeVore presents Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic
Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic tells the stories of farmers across the Midwest who are balancing profitability and food production with environmental sustainability and a passion for all things wild. They are using innovative techniques and strategies to develop their “wildly” successful farms as working ecosystems. Whether producing grain, vegetables, fruit, meat, or milk, these next-generation agrarians look beyond the bottom line of the spreadsheet to the biological activity on the land as key measures of success.
Written by agricultural journalist and podcaster Brian DeVore, the book is based on interviews he has conducted at farms, wildlife refuges, laboratories, test plots, and gardens over the past twenty-five years. His accounts provide insight into the impacts regenerative farming methods can have on wildlife, water, landscape, soils, climate, and rural communities, and suggest ways all of us can support wildly successful farmers.
Brian DeVore is a contributor to farm and conservation magazines and an editor with the Land Stewardship Project in Minnesota, where he produces the Ear to the Ground podcast. He grew up on a crop and livestock farm in southwestern Iowa and, while serving in the Peace Corps, managed a dairy cooperative in Lesotho, Africa.