List of Interviewees

Age sort icon Interview County
Dr. Edward Runge 70s Male 2000s Fayette Senior Advisor for the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Texas A&M University
Myles Harston 50s Male 2000s Livingston AquaRanch Industries: Tilapia fish and hydroponic crops
Matthew Hughes 40s Male 2000s Jefferson Corn and soybean farmer in a productive county
David Seibert 60s Male 2000s Sangamon Extension livestock specialist
Bill Clausen 60s Male 1980s DeKalb Operates farm established by his grandfather
Milton Lambert 60s Male 1980s DeKalb Farmer discusses increased reliance on cash crops in 1900s
Don (Anonymous) Male 1980s DeKalb Recalls childhood on farm and resurrection of defunct farm
Clarence A. Neujahr 60s Male 1980s DeKalb World War II vet who worked at DeKalb Seed Company
Warren Scholl 70s Male 1980s DeKalb Began farming in the 1930s and also took jobs off the farm
George Marr 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Moved from Kentucky to Illinois to launch farming career
George Cline 90s Male 1970s Cass Farmer discusses farm mechanism in late 1800s-early 1900s
Arthur Clough 70s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer recalls farm life in early 1900s
Archibald Dunn 80s Male 1970s Cass Farmer recalls changes in farm technology from early 1900s
Weldon Gerdes 50s Male 1980s Menard Discusses 50 years of farming near the Sangamon River
William Hubbard 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Discusses African-American farm life in early 1900s
John Keith 80s Male 1970s Montgomery Farmer discusses farming methods of the early 1900s
Winfred Mills 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer discusses rural life and career with Pioneer Seed Company
John Moore 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Farmer who ran his farm operation from the age of 13
Ray (Bud) Nuckols 70s Male 1980s Sangamon Recalls early farm life, tractors, and rural electrification
Cliffie Smith Patterson 90s Male 1980s Logan Teacher recalls rural life, family, and country schools
Hal Ringland 70s Male 1970s Mason Farmer discusses famr life in the early-mid 1900s
Jack Sarff 60s Male 1970s Mason Farmer recalls hard times during the Depression and World War II
Charles Shuman 60s Male 1970s Moultrie President of American Farm Bureau Federation (1954-1971)
Larry Smith 40s Male 1980s Sangamon Farmer discusses German heritage and impact of World War II
Rolland Stone 70s Male 1970s Sangamon Stone Seed Company evolved from seed-corn trials in 1920s
Robert A. Taylor 90s Male 1970s Cass Farmer born on family farm in 1882
William Wertheim 80s Male 1970s Sangamon Small-town butcher and cattle dealer in Athens, Illinois
Fred Baumberger 80s Male 2000s Bond World War II veteran who farmed and raised Standardbred horses
Philip Bradshaw 60s Male 2000s Pike Grain and livestock farmer active in pork organization
Roger Brown 60s Male 2000s Livingston Farmer and past President of Illinois Pork Producers
Philip Nelson 50s Male 2000s McLean President of the Illinois Farm Bureau
Paul Shuman 70s Male 2000s Moultrie Former IFB Board member; Son of Charles Shuman
Harold Steele 80s Male 2000s Bureau Former president of Illinois Farm Bureau
Karl Weingartner 60s Male 2000s Champaign NSRC Soybean processing
Orion Samuelson 70s Male 2000s Cook Host of National Farm Report, WGN Radio, Chicago
Gale Williams 50s Male 1980s Jackson Republican politician recalls farm life in southern Illinois
Rick Collins 30s Male 2000s Mercer Restores historic barns using sustainable practices
George Howe 80s Male 1950s Piatt Farmer and banker born in 1870 recalls farming in late 1800s
Scott Jeckel 40s Male 2000s Tazewell Pork Manager for Jeckel hog confinement operation of 18,000 hogs on 1,500 acres