Harvest Public Media

Special Report
2:26 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Changing Lands, Changing Hands

The Hawthorn farm has been in the family for four generations since it was founded in the late 1870s by Bob Hawthorn’s great-grandfather who went by the name “Trapper.”
Credit Ray Meints for NET News

The five-part series Changing Lands, Changing Hands takes a look at the aging of the American farmer.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

My Farm Roots - Wings

Kelly Hagler left her family’s farm in northwest Missouri for the bright lights of Chicago, but her family and the farm are never far from her thoughts.
Credit Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media

Kelly Hagler, 25, is among the millions of young people who have left rural communities for the bright lights of the city, in this case Chicago.

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KCBT Moving to Chicago
3:28 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Last Call for Wheat Trading in KC

Jac T.Bowen constructed 'Sheaves of Wheat' for the exterior of the Board of Trade building in Kansas City.
Credit Julie Denesha/KCUR

For 157 years, the price of most wheat grown on the plains has been set by the Kansas City Board of Trade. That will soon come to an end.

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Harvest Public Media
6:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Redefining the Co-op in Ways Big & Small

A new grocery co-op opened in Elwood, Neb., this spring. The town went without a store for more than a year.
Credit Hilary Stohs-Krause (Harvest Public Media)

One in five adults over age 15 is a member of a cooperative, according to the United Nations.

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My Farm Roots
1:53 am
Wed June 19, 2013

A Song in Her Heart

Retired professor Jackie Dougan Jackson lives in Springfield, IL, but devotes a lot of time reflecting on her childhood growing up on a farm near Beloit, WI.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse/Harvest Public Media

Jackie Dougan Jackson keeps a pretty thorough log of her life.

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