Vardeman, W.D. 2013-07-08
This interview features W.D. "Buzz" Vardeman, who discusses his upbringing, rural life, his experiences as a farmer, his partnership with John Deere, and his role as an agricultural innovator.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: W.D. Vardeman
Additional Parties Recorded: n/a
Date: July 8, 2013
Location: Woodrow, Texas
Interviewer: David Marshall
Length: 04:07:48 (4 hours, 7 minutes)
Birth and upbringing; His first inventions; The development of the motorized brush rake, general farming; The boll weevil problem, pecans, peaches; Carbide lights, past rural life, wildlife; Joyce and moving to Lubbock, the Neels; Taking on the Neel farm; Bill Bryant and the John Deere connection; Getting a new four-row, patents, royalties; Equipment and modifications, engineering; Changes in cotton production, marketing, distribution; Successes, the future of American farming
Original Recording Format: born digital audio
Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room
Transcript: found here: https://hdl.handle.net/10605/360264
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