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Book Read Q&A with Author


For the November gathering of the Campus Book Read group, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to announce a Q & A with Sarah Vogel, author of The Farmer’s Lawyer, who will join us virtually Tuesday, November 14, 2023. This event will be streamed 7:00 – 8:30 PM on campus in the Centennial Alumni Center located in Thatcher Hall.

The Farmer’s Lawyer: The ND Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm by Sarah Vogel is a compelling and informative book that delves into the legal battle fought by a group of ND farmers against the powerful interests threatening their way of life.

The book begins by introducing readers to the state of North Dakota, known for its vast expanses of farmland and the close-knit farming communities that flourished here for generations. However, as the agricultural landscape in America began to change in the late 20th century, with the rise of agribusiness and corporate farming, family farms faced mounting challenges.

Vogel focuses on the struggles of nine North Dakota farmers who decided to take a stand against these challenges and fight for the survival of family farming. These farmers come from diverse backgrounds, representing different generations and sizes of farms, but they all share a deep love for the land and a commitment to preserving the family farm as a way of life.

"The Farmer's Lawyer: The North Dakota Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm" is a thought-provoking and engaging book that analyzes the challenges faced by family farmers in America and their struggle for justice. Sarah Vogel's writing skillfully combines personal narratives with legal and policy analysis, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the issues. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving family farming and the role of dedicated individuals in shaping the future of agriculture.

The Q&A with Sarah Vogel will be Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Centennial Alumni Center in Thatcher Hall. To accommodate scheduling issues, a virtual link is available by contacting Gary Albrightson at 701-228-5602 or email