Swedish immigrant Emil Tyden's life is chronicled in the book, "Tyden: An Ordinary Man Who Made Others Extraordinary" by Doug VanderLaan.
Copies will be available from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Greene Public Library. It's also at Tyden Farm No. 6 in Dougherty, one of eight agriculture properties he operated. Purchased by Ted and Judy Pitzenberger in 1994, it is both a working farm and a tribute to Tyden. The Pitzenbergers give tours by reservation, 641-426-5277.
By the time Tyden looked to Iowa in the early 1900s, he had built a reputation as one of the new century’s most brilliant business leaders. In Dougherty and Greene, he turned his attention to innovate farming in the 1940s, and impressed local skeptics with his techniques and ideas.
For information, visit www.Tydenbook.com.