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Author Hilty, Steven L.

Title Dirt, sweat, and diesel [electronic resource] : a family farm in the twenty-first century / Steven L. Hilty.

Imprint Columbia, Missouri : University of Missouri Press, [2016]

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Description 1 online resource
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Contents Introduction -- 1971. The beginning -- December 5. Snowstorm -- December 12. Seed supper -- December 16. Maximilian -- December 20. Fences -- January 9. Help or handout? -- January 31. Winter work -- February 16. Mice and mud -- February 26. Nursery -- March 6. Orphans -- March 10. Flood -- April 1. Spring -- April 4. Winter tractor pull -- April 12. Coming of age -- May 8. Storm -- May 18. Thistles and thieves -- May 22. Spring planting -- May 28. Miracle seeds? -- June 11. Fields of fescue -- June 15. Community -- June 25. Breakdown -- June 30. Summer harvest -- July 4. County fair -- July 24. Prairie tradition -- August 15 & 18. State fair -- August 25. Summer haze -- September 12. Waiting to harvest -- September 18. Picking corn -- September 24. Last tractor pull -- September 27. Milo -- October 4. Office with a view -- October 8. Farmfest -- October 10. Machinery auction -- October 14. Video auction -- October 24. Last harvest : soybeans -- November 3. Cattle auction -- November 10. End of innocence -- November 17. Little bit pregnant -- November 30. Cow on fire -- Epilogue.
Summary "With fewer people engaged in agriculture today, it is no surprise that most Americans have little understanding of the challenges that modern farmers face. This book provides readers a glimpse into life on a modern Missouri farm where a variety of grains, grass seed, corn, and cattle are produced."-- Jacket.
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Subject Family farms -- Missouri.
Farm life -- Missouri.
Agriculture -- Missouri.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780826220790 (hbk)
0826220797 (hbk)
9780826273574 (electronic bk.)
0826273572 (electronic bk.)