There are numerous science-backed reasons to read. But in times such as this, reading presents new ideas, stretches you to think outside your box, provides inspiration and even offers a retreat from everyday life. Our Farm Journal experts share their recommended reading for the year ahead.
Our Daily Bread: The Essential Norman Borlaug
By Noel Vietmeyer
He received the Nobel Prize for Peace, but few people know how Norman Borlaug saved billions from hunger. It explains how we, too, got our daily bread.
By Howard G. Buffett
The 40 stories provide a look at the lessons Howard Buffett learned while easing the suffering of so many in his backyard and around the world. The book speaks to those who want to make a difference.
The Zero Dollar Car
By John Ellis
Big Data will soon bring big changes to our lives. Right now cars have sensors that gather valuable information. What if the driver could trade that information for money? Cars are only the beginning.
By Tiffani Bova
This book is about creating efficiencies and provides ideas on how to get smarter about the choices that will make or break your business.
The Millionaire Next Door
By Thomas J. Stanley
Although it was written more than 20 years ago, this book provides useful details on how farmers can create and retain wealth.
The Dichotomy of Leadership
By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
The authors’ share combat and training experiences and mission-critical skills for leaders.
The Range Bucket List
By James Dodson
No farming advice, just a man’s love letter to a game that shaped him. It’s filled with unforgettable characters, untold history and lots of heart.
Gen Z @ Work
By David Stillman and Jonah Stillman
A generations expert teams up with his 17-year-old son to introduce Gen Z, the next generation to transform the workplace.
Give and Take
By Adam Grant
This book examines an approach to productivity and why helping others drives our success.
Making the Family Farm the Family Business
By Chip Flory
In easy-to-read terms, this book provides a library of practical business and management examples.
Merchants of Grain
By Dan Morgan
The only book to describe the seven families and five companies that control the world’s food supplies.