Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Fiction. Urban Agriculture. Food Writing. Edited by Linda Gallant Moore, Nic Esposito and Lisa McHenry Bendel. THE CORN BELT ALMANAC is a collection of stories, essays, triumphs, and reflections about our largest cultural ingredient: food. This third installment of The Head & The Hand's almanac series is also the one most akin to the genre's original intent—harvesting the year's best and most thoughtful agricultural moments and bounding them up for you, Courteous Reader, to explore. While generally considered a particular region of the country, our Corn Belt is nationwide. Included within the pages of this almanac are writers from across the country who ponder the changes, trends, surprises, frustrations, and dreams that comprise their palates. Modern agriculture has shifted dramatically from the hay bales and seedlings of the past toward a reliance on mass-produced food and megafarms that operate more like factories. The writers and artists represented in this almanac are all bound together by a common question: how will we feed our towns, our cities, and ourselves in a rapidly changing economy and climate?