Iowa Agriculture: A History of Farming, Family and Food

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The Tall Corn State’s agricultural history influences countless aspects of modern life. To truly understand Iowa, you have to understand the culture of agriculture—the stories of the people of the land. In many ways, these are untold stories, especially as more generations of families are further removed from living or working on Iowa farms. Visitors from around the globe travel to Iowa annually for major events like the Farm Progress Show, the World Pork Expo and the World Food Prize. Agriculture has shaped Iowa’s landscape from the location of towns and the evolution of the world-famous Iowa State Fair to Iowa’s beloved culinary traditions like breaded pork tenderloins, sweet corn and more. Join fifth-generation Iowa farmer Darcy Dougherty Maulsby as she details the fascinating history of agriculture in Iowa.
ISBN: 9781467142496
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Iowa
Series: American Palate
Images: 67
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Maulsby is a past president and current director with the Calhoun County Farm Bureau, president of the Calhoun County Corn Growers and District Advisory Committee member for the Iowa Soybean Association. She also serves on the Calhoun County Historic Preservation Commission and is the president of the board of Central School Preservation in Lake City. She enjoys reading, cooking, going for Sunday drives in the country, helping her family on the farm and laughing at the antics of her beloved pets, including Maggie the Red Heeler and Lieutenant Dan the Cat. Visit her online at
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