My Farm Roots http://wuis.org en My Farm Roots: Smells Like Home http://wuis.org/post/my-farm-roots-smells-home <p>Most family vacations are remembered for endless car rides, packed tourist beaches and a string of poorly decorated hotel rooms.</p><p>But not former Nebraskan and current Coloradan Kari Williams. Her family vacation memories center on smells of cow manure, adventures on horseback and roosters with bad attitudes on farms in central Nebraska.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:59:00 +0000 Luke Runyon 28942 at http://wuis.org My Farm Roots: Smells Like Home Becky Doyle: Always A Farmer http://wuis.org/post/becky-doyle-always-farmer <p><em>This is the next installment of the My Farm Roots series from the</em> <em>WUIS Harvest Desk.&nbsp; </em></p><p>In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a sidelight business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products. But that wasn’t enough: Doyle decided she would make a run for the Illinois House.</p><p>“I was young, naive and thought I could run as a Republican in a district where it was 11:4 Democrat,” Doyle said.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:36:32 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 6215 at http://wuis.org Becky Doyle: Always A Farmer My Farm Roots: Jackie Dougan Jackson http://wuis.org/post/my-farm-roots-jackie-dougan-jackson <p><strong>Jackie Dougan Jackson</strong> grew up like many farm kids. She spent sunbaked summer hours detasseling corn, tending the crops so it can be pollinated. For farm kids, detasseling is one of the ultimate chores. For the 85-year-old Jackson, those memories still put a song in her heart.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:44:00 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 4542 at http://wuis.org My Farm Roots: Jackie Dougan Jackson My Farm Roots: Lessons From The Farm Crisis http://wuis.org/post/my-farm-roots-lessons-farm-crisis <p><a data-mce-="" href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/my-farm-roots-ii">My Farm Roots</a>,&nbsp; a series from WUIS and <strong>Harvest Public Media</strong>, tells Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.&nbsp; Because when you hail from farm country, roots run deep.<br>Times are good on the farm right now, but that hasn’t always been true. Many of today’s young farmers grew up in the shadow of the farm crisis on the 1980's and watched as rural areas were ripped apart by debt and foreclosures.<br>Those hard times will always stay with them.&nbsp; Today, an Iowa farmer tells his story:<img alt="" class="mceWPmore mceItemNoResize" data-mce-="" src="http://wuisnews.wordpress.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif" title="More..."></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:17:10 +0000 Amy Mayer 3856 at http://wuis.org My Farm Roots: Lessons From The Farm Crisis