Bread: The Challenge of Farming and Ranching
By Sheldon Green and James Coomber
Published by Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State
University, Fargo, ND, 2000, 160 pages, softcover
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to present
this outstanding book by Sheldon Green and James Coomber, Unwanted
Bread: The challenge of farming and ranching.
Every year more families are leaving the land. Our rural areas
are changing forever. Is anyone noticing? Does anyone care? In their
own words, fifty North Dakota food producers - farmers, ranchers
and agribusinesspeople - tell their stories of why they are getting
out or staying in, diversifying, raising buffalo or forming new
generation value-added cooperatives. Farmers talk of their frustrations
and opportunities in this personal glimpse into rural life today.
Readers will discover insights into the expensive, complicated and
often emotional business of farming and ranching.
The book includes essays on agriculture by former North Dakota
Governor George Sinner and Governor Ed Schafer; outstanding color
photography; and fifty personal stories of the daily challenges
in farming and ranching.
James Coomber is a professor of English and chair of the English
Department at Concordia College, where he has taught since 1966.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison
and for many years chaired the Concordia Conference on Reading and
Writing. Coomber is co-author with Howard Peet of the Wordskills
vocabulary-spelling textbook series, as well as other publications
in the teaching of English.
Sheldon Green is the senior writer in the Office of Communications
at Concordia College. He has been the editor of the Hazen Star weekly
newspaper and the North Dakota Horizons magazine and helped edit,
design and photograph the five-volume North Dakota Centennial Book
series. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota.
Dan Wipf sits in
his office where he uses a powerful computer to design custom
roof and floor trusses at the Willowbank Hutterite Colony, Edgeley,
and Joyce Scherr and their daughters, Kristen, Alisha and Emily,
at the milking parlor at their Zeeland, ND, farm.
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