SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Dianna Hatfield>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 14

SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, & GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS,

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GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
CRP is not a big factor for her farm. She feels such programs are good for the environment.
WOMEN'S WORK
While growing up, there was not a big difference between the work responsibilities of boys versus girls. Now she sees some preferences against women in her job with the equipment parts business. Some customers (mainly older men) prefer to deal with men.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
During her school years, there was no difference noticed between students living on farms versus living in small towns since they were all from a rural environment. There were only 48 students in her graduating class. When visiting schools in larger towns, she did not personally notice many differences. She played volleyball. Although there were no problems when playing schools in larger towns, she did think some people considered the small town students "a bunch of hicks". Her hobbies include helping at fair office during the fair, including keeping track of entries. Her mother volunteered her for helping at the Hamilton County Fair. Her father volunteered her to help at the Wayne County Fair, where he is a member of the Fair Board.
FARM BUSINESS
Most farmers are combining operations, but it is sad to see individual farms going down. However, if that is what's best for them, that's what they have to do. In regard to the future of agriculture, she feels things will be pretty rough during the next 5 years, along with everything else. For the long term, (next 20 years), more technology is coming along (such as self driven tractors). Overall, she thinks things will work out ok. She feels agriculture will always be here, its not going anywhere. She would like future listeners to her interview to look at the changes that have occurred over time.