Farm Life

Farm Life

Chippewa Valley Museum

  • $ 1500

Tells the story of Chippewa Valley dairying and ties it to larger national and historical issues.Highly illustrated with more than 100 compelling photos and documents. Lets the voices of farm families come through in hundreds of direct quotations. Brings this history into the new millenium. In 1900, 42 percent of the American population worked in agriculture. In 2000, there were so few farmers that the US Census Bureau considered removing them as a separate occupational group. The survivors have retained their connection to farming, and even particular farms and rural neighborhoods, sometimes through many generations. What compels one family to stay while a score of others departs?

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