The Round Barn, A Biography Of An American Farm, Volume Four: Corn Marketing, The American Breeders…

Paperback | October 1, 2016

byJacqueline Dougan Jackson

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Rounding out the story of the Dougan farm’s influence on the world and the world’s influence on the farm is volume four. Grampa Dougan is honored as a Master Farmer, gives radio talks heard throughout the Midwest, and travels Wisconsin with a university professor, encouraging farm record-keeping. Grampa and Grama Dougan are the first couple with portraits in the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Hall of Fame.
            Ron Dougan develops new corn breeds and markets Dougan Hybrids in Wisconsin and neighboring states. On the livestock side, he joins the board of the Wisconsin Scientific Breeders Institute, which evolves to American Breeders Service (ABS), the largest artificial insemination company in the world. And in 1961 the farm hosts Wisconsin Farm Progress Days, where Jackie eats with the governor. For twenty-five years after World War II the family welcomes two Scandinavians a year in a farm exchange program, and continues close ties with Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin. Eventually Interstate 90 slices through the property, presaging the death of the farm.
            Readers will be entertained as well as educated by the lively, involved, inventive Dougan community, which always remembers Grampa’s motto painted on the farm’s silo: “Life as well as a living.”

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Rounding out the story of the Dougan farm’s influence on the world and the world’s influence on the farm is volume four. Grampa Dougan is honored as a Master Farmer, gives radio talks heard throughout the Midwest, and travels Wisconsin with a university professor, encouraging farm record-keeping. Grampa and Grama Dougan are the first c...

Jacqueline Dougan Jackson is the author of fourteen books, including Stories from the Round Barn, More Stories from the Round Barn, and the first two volumes of The Round Barn, A Biography of an American Farm. She is a founding faculty member of Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois Springfield, and her books have b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Jacqueline Dougan JacksonLanguage:English

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“This is a splendid and essentially American story—great history because it is both human stories and a wealth of narrative about the transformative changes in American farming itself. There has been nothing like it before and there will not be again.”—John Knoepfle, winner of the Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Contributions to Midwestern Literature