Agriculture Industry Expert Shares Keen Insights on Food Production, Provides Detailed Account of His Life of Farming in Debut Memoir

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In ‘Your Food – My Adventure,’ author and farmer Philip E. Bradshaw invites readers to share in his life-long passion for agriculture and teaches them where their food comes from

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What can we learn from the life of Phil Bradshaw? This account suggests that regardless of one’s starting point, integrity, vision, and a willingness to learn and to engage fearlessly can lead to a life of significant positive impact. He should be a source of inspiration for all.

Illinois farmer Philip E. Bradshaw has published his exciting new memoir in which he reflects on his lifetime of farming and his experiences as an advocate and trailblazer for the agriculture industry.

In “Your Food – My Adventure: One Farmer’s Journey to Feed the World,” Bradshaw shares a collection of stories and events that shaped his life – from his idyllic childhood on a family farm in western Illinois, where he grew up amid cows, chickens, and pigs, through his successful career as an agriculture leader and policymaker, roles that have taken him to more than 53 countries and allowed him to meet seven U.S. presidents.

“The stories and events of one’s life are varied and often difficult to express in writing. This is also true of the progression of food production,” Bradshaw wrote in the preface of his book. “Agriculture has changed in so many ways, and the food we eat is so varied that it is almost impossible to tell a complete story of how our food is produced. … I hope this book makes you think of all the people working to help feed you and your family every day and that you find the stories and information about agriculture and food production interesting and enlightening.”

Ultimately, Bradshaw’s book provides a meaningful historical perspective on how food production has progressed and explores where it’s headed in the future – all while celebrating the importance of good living, helping others, and making a positive difference in the world. With the global population steadily increasing, “Your Food – My Adventure” also informs readers about the future of agriculture and food production and implores that more research, and as a result innovation, be devoted to these industries to ensure the world’s food supply remains abundant, affordable, consistent, safe, and nutritious.

“What can we learn from the life of Phil Bradshaw? This account suggests that regardless of one’s starting point, integrity, vision, and a willingness to learn and to engage fearlessly can lead to a life of significant positive impact,” Dr. Robert E. Easter, president emeritus of the University of Illinois, wrote in the foreword of Bradshaw’s book. “He should be a source of inspiration for all.”

“Your Food – My Adventure: One Farmer’s Journey to Feed the World”
By Philip E. Bradshaw
ISBN: 987-1-4808-7950-8 (hardcover); 987-1-4808-7951-5 (softcover)
Available through Archway Publishing and Amazon

About the author
Philip E. Bradshaw has been a farmer for more than 55 years and has experienced numerous agricultural changes, from farming with horses to using machinery with satellite guidance systems. He has served as president of three major state and three national agricultural organizations and has been part of advisory committees and boards for six U.S. secretaries of agriculture. Bradshaw earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from Western Illinois University with a minor in business, and he completed six months of active duty in the Army Reserves. He and his wife, Linda, have three children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. They live on their farm in Pike County, Ill.

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