Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu April 18, 2013
Conversation on "The Midwest Farmer's Daughter"
Most people are aware that there are fewer farmers today than 30 years ago. But what about the celebrated icon of the farmer’s daughter? One man who grew up on a multi-generation farm in Iowa and watched what the years have done to his way of life has chronicled these changes in a book titled “The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”. And while author Zachary Michael Jack was accurate in his observation that there are fewer farmer’s daughters, he found that the number of female farmers is increasing. Bill Wheelhouse of Harvest Public Media spoke with him: