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Library Program: Author Robert Wolf

When Jan 16, 2018
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Cresco Public Library Program Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-547-2540
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The Cresco Public Library will host a talk and discussion on Robert Wolf’s new book, 'Building the Agricultural City: A Handbook for Rural Renewal’ Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.

‘Building the Agricultural City’ is a call for collaborative rural economic development, addressed primarily to residents of the Driftless region. Wolf’s proposal calls for cooperation between cities and across county lines.

 If, instead of seeing themselves as separate entities, the towns and cities of northeast Iowa saw themselves as neighborhoods within a larger unit, they would form what Wolf calls an “agricultural city.”

 “We will continue to be hammered by the global economy,” Wolf said, “if we can’t put aside rivalries and work to build a cooperative, more self-sufficient economy.

 “We can no longer rely on state and federal grants. We have to think like the people who first settled here. They built these towns and they did it without grants. We have to relearn self-reliance.”

 A copy of Building the Agricultural City is available at the library and through inter-library loan. Copies will also be available for purchase at the event. Please contact the Cresco Public Library at (563) 547-2540 or webmaster@cresco.lib.ia.us

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