Oral History Collection
Minnesota Farm Advocate Oral History Project
Consisting of 31 interviews, this project documents the views of men and women from around the state who have been active with farm advocacy programs. Differing styles of advocacy become evident as the narrators discuss topics such as mediation and negotiation. They also talk about the frustrations and rewards of advocacy work, the historical roots of farm advocacy, current trends, agricultural law, and organizations such as the Farmer's Home Administration, the Minnesota Farm Advocate Program, and the farm activist group Groundswell. Interviews were conducted, transcribed, and edited by members of the Minnesota Farm Advocate Program. All tapes and transcripts were donated to the Minnesota Historical Society and serve as a companion to the Minnesota Farm Economy Oral History Project.