Farming Is Not Big Gardening: A Story about Modern Production Agriculture in the United States
This book is a light-hearted, yet informative narrative that discusses agriculture in the United States from a historical, social and financial perspective. It uses a storytelling technique to share the author’s widely varied experiences on food and farming as he sees it. Written in a somewhat satirical voice, the book contains a wealth of information, presented in fast-moving easy-to-read prose.
Tom Mueller is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee. He received his BS in Agronomy from the University of Illinois, his MS in Crop Science from the University of Kentucky, and his PhD in Crop Science from the University of Georgia. His primary research areas are the environmental fate of pesticides (especially herbicides) in soils, water systems, and in the air (via drift), and the confirmation and subsequent control of herbicide-resistant weeds. He has published over 120 refereed articles in various journals. He has served on a US-EPA Scientific Advisory Board, as an associate editor for the technical journals Weed Science and Weed Technology, and on the executive board for the Weed Science Society of America.
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