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Unprecedented in scale, quality and design, The American Farmer is the first visual book to celebrate the iconic men and women whose lives and legacies are at the heart of The U.S.’s cultural identity. In the narrative spirit of Studs Terkel’s Working, author Katrina Fried and photographer Paul Mobley showcase more than 150 portraits and profiles of farmers from across the U.S. In their own words, the farmers reveal stories of dedication, hardship, family and love of the land. The book puts a face to the names of the healthy lifestyle trends such as agricultural sustainability, buying organic, and buying local. Endorsed and facilitated by the American Farm Bureau, The American Farmer has been and will continue to be embraced by farmers, historians, and educators.
“The American Farmer is a richly layered mosaic of brilliant visuals and honest text that honors the farmers and ranchers across America. The combination is breathtaking.” - ForeWord Magazine
“[Katrina] Fried transcribes their stories into engaging narratives-the highlight of the book-that present a cross-section of America that is politically active, proud of its traditions but open to experimentation, and often pleased to see college-educated offspring return to the family business.” - Publishers Weekly