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Interview with John Bordner, March 3, 1956, Madison, Wisconsin

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Bordner, John


Frank Elliott interviews John Bordner on March 3, 1956, in Madison, Wisconsin. Bordner discusses various agricultural innovations with which he was involved in the early part of the 20th century, such as crop fertilization and treating livestock diseases, including brucellosis and hoof-and-mouth disease. He also talks about establishing agriculture programs at vocational schools, the institutions put in place to help impoverished farmers, and the problems facing African Americans, particularly sharecoppers, in the South. Note: the first thirty seconds of this recording have poor audio quality.There is only a partial transcript for this interview, corresponding to only the first side of the tape. The second side of the tape is included in this recording, but without transcript.
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