Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project

29 INTERVIEWS

DATE: 1988-1989

INTERVIEWER: Dianna Hunter

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.

LENGTH OF INTERVIEWS: 47 hours 9 minutes

TRANSCRIPTS: 1,127 pages

Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Lana Anderson
Lana Anderson
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Don and Jan Boll
Don & Jan Boll
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Willard Brunelle
Willard Brunelle
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Janice Daley
Janice Daley
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Ben Dannheim
Ben Dannheim
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Anne De Meurisse
Anne De Meurisse
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Connie Dykes
Connie Dykes
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with David Elliason
David Elliason
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Mryl Fairbrother
Mryl Fairbrother
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Albert and Pearl Gamradt
Albert & Pearl Gamradt
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Walter and Carol Geray
Walter & Carol Geray
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Carol Hansen
Carol Hansen
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Lynn Hayes
Lynn Hayes
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Dave Hesse
Dave Hesse
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Dean Hetland
Dean Hetland
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Dan and Sandy Hunz
Dan & Sandy Hunz
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Harold Hutchinson
Harold Hutchinson
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Bruce and Liane Lubitz
Bruce & Liane Lubitz
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Anne Kanten
Anne Kanten
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Ruth Ann Karty
Ruth Ann Karty
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Lou Anne Kling
Lou Anne Kling
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Evelyn Kluender
Evelyn Kluender
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Jim Massey
Jim Massey
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Jack McGill
Jack McGill
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Marion Powers
Marion Powers
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Randi Roth
Randi Roth
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Herb Schloesser
Herb Schloesser
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Susan Schneider
Susan Schneider
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project: Interview with Milan Wisniewski
Milan Wisniewski