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SCC Seminar: This Blessed Earth
March 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Scott Community College and your Plus 60 Club are thrilled to announce a presentation of another All Iowa Reads program, “This Blessed Earth”. The date to put on your calendar is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. As usual, these lunches-while-learning presentations are held at the Davenport Outing Club. The lunch, which is always very good, and somehow geared to our program, starts at 11:30.
About the program: The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity and yet its future is in peril. Far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events, the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international detente. Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds, day to day. For forty years Rich Hammond has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation farm. But Rich is getting older, as as he prepares to hand off the operation to his daughter, Meghan, and her husband Kyle, their entire way of life is under siege. Confronted by rising corporate ownership, encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate changes, and shifting trade policies, small farmers are often caught in the middle, and are fighting just to preserve their way of life.
This program will follow the Hammonds from harvest to harvest. “This Blessed Earth” is both a history of American agriculture, and a portrait of one family’s struggle to hold on to their legacy. This is a program not to be missed as it is of grave concern to all of us.
Where: Outing Club, 2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA
When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:30am-2pm
Cost: $22 (includes lunch)
Sponsored by Plus 60 Club.
Call Scott Community College at 563-441-4100 for reservations.
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