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This episode of the Around Farm Progress podcast explores how farm kids are sharing their creativity, we talk back-to-school and get a farm history lesson

Willie Vogt

August 7, 2020

Just what do you do down on the farm when you're essentially stuck there thanks to a pandemic? And just how has agriculture changed in the last forty years.

In this episode of Around Farm Progress, Holly Spangler, editor, Prairie Farmer, produced a series of profiles looking at what farm kids are doing while in quarantine. What she found is fascinating. She also shares some thoughts on the reopening of schools, and the challenges that will bring. One issue that is coming clearly into focus is that we're leaning on schools for a lot these days.

For those of you who like to learn more about agriculture history, we check in with Ron Smith who looks back on his 42-year career with Farm Progress as part of the Farm Press team. He's retiring as editor of Delta Farm Press and shares the changes he's seen not only in agriculture but also in rural America. It's a fascinating conversation. As part of his retirement, the Farm Press team also built this slideshow that offers comments and history of Ron's career with the company.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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