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A Lecture in Support of DCB’s Annual Book Read

BurbidgeLinda.jpgDakota College at Bottineau (DCB) continues the Annual Campus Read program this fall. The Campus Read aims to inform students and the community about DCB’s campus focus: Nature, Technology, and Beyond. By reading a book that synthesizes the contributions different academic disciplines make to solving problems and answering questions, students learn about higher education’s role in solving serious problems that affect our community, the state, the region, the nation, and the globe. In addition, students learn how they can become part of an academic discipline and pursue a career that addresses the needs of today and tomorrow. This year’s title is 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World by Howard G. Buffett.

As part of DCB’s outreach to the community that supports this college and higher education in North Dakota, DCB students, staff, faculty, and members of the community are encouraged to attend a presentation by Dr. Linda Burbidge. On October 19 at noon and in a repeat session at 7:00 pm, Dr. Burbidge will speak about the history of agricultural policies and how we got to where we are today. Dr. Burbidge’s presentation illustrates concepts central to 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.
In 40 Chances, Buffett explains the problem of food insecurity, the condition individuals, families, or communities experience when they do not know where their next meal may be found.  According to 40 Chances, one billion people around the world experience food insecurity and that includes our neighbors in Bottineau, in North Dakota, and across the US. This year’s book read claims US food producers can eliminate food insecurity if agricultural policies and practices change. Dr. Burbidge’s presentation will explain the past and present agricultural policies.
 Dr. Gary Albrightson, Associate Professor, Arts and Humanities at Dakota College at Bottineau is available for any questions