July 1, 2017

Remember When?

Join us for a wonderful program, Corn and Khrushchev, presented by Liz Garst. Using her family experience in Coon Rapids, Liz recounts the history of agricultural development in Iowa, from early settlement through the fabulous mid-century explosion of farm productivity, based on the hybrid seeds, machinery, fertilizers and livestock technologies promoted by her grandfather. Liz tells how it came to pass that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his family visited the Garst family in 1959, and recalls fun stories from her personal memories as an 8-year-old participant.  Imbedded in the entertaining story are history and economics lessons and a powerful message about the ability of an individual to make a difference.
 

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