Stanley, H C 1975-07-02

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H. C. Stanley relates the story of his 30 years as a county extension agent in West Texas. Problems, research and innovations in farming over those years are discussed.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: H.C. Stanley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 02, 1975

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Origins and background of H. C. Stanley, Reason for move to West Texas, Agriculture in Lamb County in the early 1940s, Grasshopper problem and methods of control, Differences in East Texas and West Texas farming, Incidences of gardening on the farms, Control of the boll weevil, Research on mesquite control, Farming changes on the Plains in the last 30 years, Problems concerning cattle overpopulation, Factors contributing to recent transition to livestock farming, Role of the County Extension Agent, Recent innovations in farming, Explanation of field days and what they involve, Notable innovators, 4-H Club program throughout the states.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1945-1975

Bulk Dates: 1945-1975

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