Launching the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers, Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.


Dustin Stein and Jack and Patricia Burk have formed a partnership designed to help Dustin launch a career in agriculture and provide the labor necessary to keep Burk Beef in business during the Burks’ retirement. Dustin and the Burks will discuss problems facing start-up farmers and ranchers such as land and equipment costs and the tools and programs that are available to encourage retiring folks to team up with a beginner.   They will discuss the solutions that land shares and conservation easements offer to land owners and answer questions regarding the arrangements they have made for their property.

2019 Great Discussions Group Forming Now

Join other members of the community interested in international affairs for a lively, thought-provoking discussion on the above topics. We meet a couple of times a month and use a briefing book and video produced by the Foreign Policy Association as back-ground for the discussions.

To join, sign up and pay at the Circulation Desk at the library. Each briefing book costs $18.00.

Death Cafe, Thursday, 1/17, 5:30 pm

Death Café is a gathering for people to talk about death and dying. The objective is provide a forum for a conversation on the subject of death, with a view of helping people to make the most of their lives, which are finite. It is now in 59 countries.

There is no agenda. It is not about religion. It is not grief counseling.

There is only one requirement: food and drink, usually tea and cake.

Learn more from this USA Today article and Wikipedia.