Former Winona Daily News outdoor writer to read from new book in Chatfield

A former outdoor writer for the Winona Daily News, Brian DeVore, will be reading from his new book, “Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic,” on Monday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Chatfield.

DeVore covered the outdoors and agriculture beats for the Daily News in the early 1990s. He is currently an editor and podcaster at the Land Stewardship Project, which has an office in Lewiston.  

“Wildly Successful Farming” is published by The University of Wisconsin Press.

Additional readings will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona; and Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 5 p.m., at Paperbacks and Pieces Bookstore in Winona.

Items for the Chatfield and Winona food shelves will be accepted at the Chatfield United Methodist Church reading and the Blue Heron reading.    

“Wildly Successful Farming” tells the firsthand stories of farmers in southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa, as well as across the Midwest, who are balancing viable food production with environmental sustainability and a “passion for all things wild.”  

“We don’t have to choose between healthy land and productive land — we can have both,” said Kristin Ohlson, author of “The Soil Will Save Us.” “DeVore’s careful chronicling of Midwest farmers who practice an agriculture that respects and supports nature will give you hope for the future.”