When a Dream Dies: Iowa’s Experience of the Farm Crisis of the 1980s

Dr. Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
26 Sep 2023
6:00 PM
2630 Memorial Union
  • History Graduate Students Organization
  • State Historical Society of Iowa
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

This lecture will be recorded, and the recording link will be added here within 36-48 hours after the lecture has finished.

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg is Distinguished Professor of History at Iowa State University, and a Fellow of the Agricultural History Society. She has taught at Iowa State since 2000. She is the author or editor of seven books, including Rooted in Dust: Surviving Drought and Depression in Southwestern Kansas and Childhood on the Farm: Work, Play and Coming of Age in the Midwest. Her new book is When a Dream Dies: Agriculture, Iowa, and the Farm Crisis of the 1980s. Dr. Riney-Kehrberg's lecture will explore the trauma the people of Iowa faced in the 1980s when two-thirds of its farmers were in distress, and half of those were in imminent danger of foreclosure.

The University Book Store will be onsite selling books at the event.