Bet the Farm

The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America at ASU
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:00pm EDT


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.