Evans, B Raymond 1984-10-04

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B. Raymond Evans, resident of Tulia, discusses the development of agriculture in Swisher County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: B. Raymond Evans

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Date: October 4, 1984

Location: Tulia, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: B. Raymond Evans, Seed business (January 1949), Development of irrigation, Seed business, (Swisher County, Texas), Size, Hybrids, Corn and sorghums, Uses, Drought resistance, Hay grazer (1960s-early 1970s), Open pollinated Sorghums (1949), Texas Tech Experiment Station, Variety certification, Persuasion of farmers, Harvesting as grain, Beef cows, Irrigation in Swisher County, Texas, Changing of attitudes, Pro-irrigation, Fertilizers, Variety of crops, Sorghums, Agribusiness, Growth, Growing season, Wheat Growers Cooperative, Swisher County Certified Feed Growers Association, Certification, Grain sorghums, Wheat, Irrigation, Production increases, John Taylor, partner, Management of AAA, Establishment of farm supply stores, Golden Acres, Origins of name

Tape 1, Side 2: Golden Acres (continued), Breeders, Resse McNeal, Spur, Texas

Range Dates: 1949-1984

Bulk Dates: 1949-1970s

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