Agricultural History Society's annual meeting 2019

This year’s annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society—the 100th anniversary!—is being held in Washington, D.C. (The draft program can be found here.)

Due to various constraints, there will be no presentation capabilities at the conference. But, since technology is great (as long as it’s not doing something like destabilizing U.S. journalism), I can put our conference materials here on my website for attendees to access during the session. Perhaps you’re doing that right now! See below.

Jenny Barker-Devine, “Agribusiness and the Liberal Arts”

Neil Oatsvall, “U.S. History Textbooks and Agricultural History”

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, “A Decade of Two Crises: Farm Crisis/AIDS Crisis”

Some questions to consider:

  1. Does agricultural history get included sufficiently in dominant interpretations of history within the curriculum? 

  2. How can we convince our colleagues to spend more time talking about agriculture? 

  3. How can we get our colleagues to recognize when they already are talking about agriculture so that we can engage them in discussions about best practices for teaching the subject? 

  4. How can we demonstrate to students that agricultural history is vital to their understandings of the past? 

  5. How can we encourage both students and colleagues to include agricultural history as part of student research?