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K-State Today

September 11, 2014



Author to speak on family farm, Ogallala Aquifer

By Mary Rankin

Julene Bair, author of "The Ogallala Road," will speak at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.

Bair witnessed her western Kansas farm family go from practicing the art and science of dryland farming to irrigating unsustainably out of the Ogallala Aquifer. She will read from and talk about her book, in which she tells the story of her personal struggle to reconcile conflicted loyalties between her family and the health of her family's land.

Sponsors bringing her presentation to campus include K-State Libraries, K-State English and chemical engineering departments, Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Kansas Natural Resource Council and Claflin Books.

Claflin Books will be present with books for a signing event following Bair's presentation.