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Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project: Interview with Ron Ulven
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ulven grew up near Hawley on his parent's dairy farm. As a youth, he was involved in Future Farmers of America and 4 H. He received a degree in agricultural education from North Dakota State University. Before returning to Hawley, he served in the army and the Wisconsin National Guard and worked as an extension agent. Since returning to Hawley in 1963, he has worked for the State Bank of Hawley. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family farm. Schooling. Army service. How he got into banking. Changes in banking since starting in 1963 interest rates; regulations; the farmer. What it is like to be a banker living within the community. Impressions of when and why the farm crisis began. Experience with the mediation program. Impact of interest buy down on the bank. Conservatism and the rural crisis, and the impact on extending credit. The education of the young farmer. Changes in the community of Hawley businesses, services, population, competition with convenience stores. The family farm defining; the viability of; management of. Corporate farming.
1 hour sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Ulven, Ron
Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Made in: Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 76 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.167.15 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project'