Interviewees discuss dairy farming; milk, cheese, and butter production; hops growing; transportation; farm technology; the distribution of goods; family; and community. Many of the recordings include reflections on the transformations in farming within the last seventy-five years. In particular, many interviewees discuss the transition from small farming to large-scale production. The materials in this collection paint a vivid portrait of farm life and provide a reminder that agriculture has played a key role in New York State history.
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