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Corn and Khrushchev

Upcoming Presentation Sunday, October 13 at the Paullina Friends Meeting


October 10, 2019

Liz Garst is the granddaughter of the famous Iowa farmers and citizen diplomats Roswell and Elizabeth Garst, and, like her forefathers, she likes to tell a good story. The Garst Family has deep roots in the history of Iowa. Based on her family experience in Coon Rapids, Liz recounts the history of agricultural development in Iowa, from early settlement through the fabulous mid-century explosion of farm productivity, based on the hybrid seeds, machinery, fertilizers and livestock technologies promoted by her grandfather. Liz tells how it came to pass that Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his family visited the Garst family in 1959 and recalls fun stories from her personal memories as an 8-year-old participant. Embedded in the entertaining story are history and economics lessons and a powerful message about the ability of an individual to make a difference.

She will be giving a presentation Sunday October 13 at 1:30pm at Paullina Friends Meeting, 4468 Silver Ave. Paullina. The event is free and open to the public.


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