Group will record memories as part of preservation project
By The Staff
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Members of our Tobacco Heritage Committee have had the privilege of interviewing men and women who have devoted their lives to farming in Owen County. In addition to learning the details about raising tobacco, sheep, cattle, and operating a dairy farm, did you know?
• A young farmer currently raises 207 acres of tobacco and says he enjoys the freedom of farming.
• One farmer said he could cut 1,500 sticks of tobacco a day when he was younger. It wasn’t unusual for cutters to have friendly competitions while cutting tobacco.
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