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Iowa farm stories sought for project

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The Grout Museum and Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area have partnered up to collect oral farm stories from Iowa farmers from the 1920s - 1960s.

According to Bob Neymeyer at the Grout Museum, interviews will be collected through August.

Interviews will be used in a documentary on farming and preserved in the Grout Museum archives. Interviews are videotaped and usually take two hours.

"I have been interviewing farm families around the area and have completed over 50," he said.

Neymeyer said he interviewed a farmer from Osage who is 103-years-old.

"The goal is to collect and preserve these stories about Iowa agriculture so that present and future generations understand the commitment, effort, stewardship and pleasure involved in farming," he said.

Those interested in sharing their stories can contact Neymeyer at bob.neymeyer@gmdistrict.org or 319-234-6357.

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