My Farm Roots

My Farm Roots
2:48 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Hardwired for Hard Work

Amy Konishi has lived in Fort Collins, Colo., her entire life. In the 1980s, a local newspaper profiled Amy and her husband’s long connection to the area.
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Amy Konishi says when her obituary is written it’ll read, “All she knew was work.”

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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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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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My Farm Roots
10:33 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Growing Food Up on the Roof

Monica Johnson in the rooftop garden in Brooklyn
Credit Abbie Fentress Swanson

The farm roots for Monica Johnson, 36, are in Moundville, Mo., a 124-person town near the Missouri-Kansas border. Although she grew up in Missouri’s capitol, Jefferson City, her father Sherril was raised on the family farm, which consisted of a small herd of cattle, 600 acres of soybeans, wheat and corn and 200 acres of timber.

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My Farm Roots
2:04 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Lessons from the Farm Crisis

Mark Kenney

Mark Kenney and his family lived through the farm crisis of the 1980s, when the bottom dropped out of the U.S. economy and collapsing global food markets forced many farmers out of business.

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