Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project

Titles Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project
Description The Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project consists of thirty-one interviews with men and women from around the state who have been active with farm advocacy problems and programs. The interviews are made up of personal stories that describe what farm advocates do. Different personal styles of advocacy become evident as the narrators discuss important topics such as mediation and negotiation. Working with farmers who have diverse ideas and personalities often creates frustrations for the advocates and different agencies. These frustrations are described along with the emotional rewards that come with helping communities. Trends of farm advocacy and the historical roots of the trends are discussed, and agricultural law is touched upon. Organizations such as the Farmer's Home Administration and the Minnesota Farm Advocate Program are discussed as well as the farm activist group Groundswell. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: These interviews are the work of the Minnesota Farm Advocate Program. The interviews, transcription, and editing were completed by members of the program. Tapes and transcripts from this series were donated to the Minnesota Historical Society and serve as a companion to the Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project.
Quantity 1 project
61.5 hours sound cassette
1127 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Anderson, Lana
Interviewee: Boll, Don
Interviewee: Boll, Mrs. Jan
Interviewee: Brunelle, Willard
Interviewee: Daley, Janice
Interviewee: Dannheim, Ben
Interviewee: De Meurisse, Anne
Interviewee: Dykes, Connie
Interviewee: Elliason, David
Interviewee: Fairbrother, Myrl
Interviewee: Gamradt, Albert
Interviewee: Gamradt, Mrs. Pearl
Interviewee: Geray, Mrs. Carol
Interviewee: Geray, Walter
Interviewee: Hansen, Bob
Interviewee: Hansen, Mrs. Carol
Interviewee: Hanson, Ms. Garnette
Interviewee: Hayes, Lynn
Interviewee: Hesse, Dave
Interviewee: Hetland, Dean
Interviewer: Hunter, Dianna
Interviewee: Hunz, Dan
Interviewee: Hunz, Mrs. Sandy
Interviewee: Hutchinson, Harold
Interviewee: Kanten, Anne
Interviewee: Karty, Ruth Ann
Interviewee: Kling, Lou Anne
Interviewee: Kluender, Evelyn
Interviewee: Lubitz, Bruce
Interviewee: Lubitz, Mrs. Liane
Interviewee: Massey, Jim
Interviewee: McGill, Jack
Interviewer: Meter, Ken
Interviewee: Powers, Marion
Interviewee: Roth, Randi
Interviewee: Schloesser, Herb
Interviewee: Schneider, Susan
Interviewee: Sobocinski, Paul
Interviewee: Wisniewski, Milan
Dates Creation: 1988 - 1989
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 37 (Library Call Number)
AV1991.158 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Dean Hetland'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Connie Dykes'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with David Elliason'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Ben Dannheim'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Lynn Hayes'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Lou Anne Kling'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Willard Brunelle'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Lana Anderson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Don and Jan Boll'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Jack McGill'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Anne Kanten'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Dan and Sandy Hunz'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Janice Daley'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Mryl Fairbrother'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Albert and Pearl Gamradt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Walter and Carol Geray'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Carol Hansen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Milan Wisniewski'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Dave Hesse'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Marion Powers'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Randi Roth'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Herb Schloesser'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Susan Schneider'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Massey'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Evelyn Kluender'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Ruth Ann Karty'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Bruce and Liane Lubitz'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Harold Hutchinson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Anne De Meurisse'

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