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Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America

Beth Hoffman

  • Journalist/Farmer

Beth Hoffman is a beginning farmer on almost 530 acres in Iowa.

Her new book, Bet The Farm, chronicles her transition as a journalist and professor in San Francisco to her life in Iowa, where she lives out her dream of becoming a farmer, to put into practice everything she had learned over decades of reporting on food and agriculture.

In this talk, Hoffman will discuss the perils of farming today and explore more just and sustainable ways of producing food.

Moderated by Kathleen Merrigan, executive director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, this event is in partnership with Island Press, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that shines a spotlight on crucial issues and focuses attention on sustainable solutions.

You can purchase Bet the Farm from the independently owned Changing Hands Bookstore, HERE.

Friday, October 8, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Arizona Time