Great Plains Lecture: Ted Genoways 2018 winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q St.
Lincoln NE 68588
Directions: 11th and Q streets
Contact: Katie Nieland, 402-472-3965, knieland2@unl.edu
The story of the American family farm is a high-stakes one. An entire way of life is under pressure from corporations, pipelines, water rights, climate change, and shifting markets. Farmers in the Great Plains must make decisions under this pressure with their thoughts on the land and their families.

The winner of the 2018 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize is author Ted Genoways for his chronicling of the Hammond family farm from harvest to harvest in “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm.”

Genoways will receive the prize and give a talk on his book at this Paul A. Olson Great Plains lecture. Genoways, a fourth-generation Nebraskan, is a contributing editor at “Mother Jones,” “The New Republic,” and “Pacific Standard.” His last book, “The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food,” was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Writing and Literature.

The Stubbendieck book prize celebrates the most outstanding work about the Great Plains during the previous year.

This event is part of the Paul A. Olson Great Plains lectures and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing during the event. Parking is usually available in the Que Place garage at 11th and Q streets.

Additional Public Info:

https://www.unl.edu/plains/great-plains-great-ideas-paul-olson-seminars

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