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Raise : What 4-H Teaches Seven Million Kids and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever / Kiera Butler.

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Author/Creator:
Butler, Kiera, author.
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
4-H clubs -- United States.
Agricultural education -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
When city-dwelling journalist Kiera Butler visits a county fair for the first time, she is captivated by the white-uniformed members of the 4-H club and their perfectly groomed animals. She sets off on a search for a "real" 4-H'er, a hypothetical wholesome youth whom she imagines wearing cowboy boots and living on a ranch. Along the way, she meets five teenage 4-H'ers from diverse backgrounds and gets to know them as they prepare to compete at the fair. Butler's on-the-ground account of the teens' concerns with their goats, pigs, sheep, proms, and SAT scores is interwoven with a fascinating history of the century-old 4-H club as it solicits corporate donations from top agribusiness firms such as DuPont, Monsanto, and Cargill. Her quest takes her from California's cities and suburbs all the way to Ghana, where she investigates 4-H's unprecedented push to expand its programs in the developing world-and the corporate partnership that is supporting this expansion.Raise masterfully combines vivid accounts from a little-known subculture with a broader analysis of agriculture education today, using 4-H as a lens through which to view the changing landscape of farming in America and the rest of the world. Lively, deeply informed, and perceptive in its analysis, Raise provides answers to complex questions about our collective concern over the future of food. Photographs by Rafael Roy.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
A Note about Reporting
Introduction
1. "I Wanted to Be a Cowgirl"
2. Learning by Doing
3. "I Do Sheep the Way Other Kids Do Soccer"
4. Bringing Up Baby
5. The Big Business of 4-H
6. "We Are Praying Th at DuPont Will Continue to Provide for Us"
7. Winning Champions Love Root Beer
8. Grow 'Em Big
9. The Contra Costa County Fair
10. The Alameda County Fair
11. "It's in My Blood"
Conclusion: After the Fairs
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 16. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520958982
OCLC:
890476553
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520958982 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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