Cattle Farming in Central Kentucky Oral History Project

This series focuses on family-owned beef and dairy cattle farms in Marion, Nelson, and Washington counties. The farmers interviewed are descendants of settlers who migrated to this area over two hundred years ago. They discuss the impact of changing farm technology on the size and scope of the farms, on the farm family's life style, and on the roles of the family  members. Farmers talk about the benefits of mechanization and improved animal feed and health practices, but they also express concern over the high cost of farming today, government involvement in their businesses, the encroachment of corporate farming upon small farms, and the uncertain future of tobacco.