Sunday, October 8, 2017

Read of the Week - Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Recently I haven't had time to actually sit down and read a book. I did have the opportunity to listen to the audio book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. The book humanizes some of the conservation issues in America. It starts out a little slow, with emphasis on family trees, and a basic understanding of the American Ranch family. If you aren't familiar with the industry it covers some of the conservation issues they are adapting to. As the book progresses the author touches on changing technology for farmers and how they adapt. Finishing with emphasis on the fishing industry. The novel takes an almost romantic approach to conservation issues, and the stewards of the land. The book focuses on people in the industry with practical, first hand knowledge. I personally enjoyed the insight from fishing industry the most. Being the least familiar with the fishing industry, let alone the issues faced on a daily basis, was probably the reason I enjoyed it. There is no simple solution to conservation issues and the book did a good job emphasizing that in a way anyone can understand, with a specific focus on the social aspect of conservation issues.

I listened to the book on audible but here is the link to the books webpage.

There is also film representation of the documentary but I haven't had the opportunity to watch it.

Picture of Prairie Sunrise @pieceoftheprairies

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