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Russ and Mary Jeckel - Modern Era

Russ, a grain and swine producer since graduating from the University of Illinois, returned to the family farm and used revolutionary hog diets and developed hog confinement with the hog slat floor. Mary Jeckel also reflects on their life on the farm.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Russ

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Scott and Russ give a tour of a hog confinement facility.

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Russ Jeckel (on the right) with his father John in 1944.

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Unknown

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1944

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Narrator's Photo

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John Jeckel works with electrical fencing around a-frame hog pens in 1953.

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Unknown

When:

1953

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Narrator's Photo

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The USS Pensacola, the ship Jeckel served on in the South Pacific during WW II.

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South Pacific during WW II

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June 29, 1945

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Public domain

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A Logan County Pork Producer's cookout in the early 1960s. From left to right are Bob Wertheim, Russ Jeckel, unknown, unknown ("Monkey"), Albert Gelbahl and unknown.

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Logan County Pork Producer's

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1960s

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Narrator's Photo

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Russ and Mary Jeckel with the Illinois Pork Queen in the mid 1970s.

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Fighting Illini Pork Club

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1970s.

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Public domain

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Russ presents a ham to Governor Otto Kerner at the Illinois State Fair in 1965.

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Illinois State Fair

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Illinois State Fair in 1965.

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Public domain

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Aerial view of the Jeckel farm taken in the late 1970s.

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Jeckel farm

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1970s

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Narrator's Photo

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Jeckel's dairy barn is used for farrowing pigs, circa 1951.

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Jeckel's dairy barn

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1951

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Narrator's Photo

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Jeckel's farrowing operation, photo taken in the early 1990s.

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Jeckel's farrowing operation

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1990s

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Narrator's Photo

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A hog farrowing barn in the late 1990s.

Where:

Unknown

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1990s

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Narrator's Photo

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A more modern finishing barn in the late 1990s.

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Unknown

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1990s.

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Narrator's Photo

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An outdoor farrowing shed, circa 1952.

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Circa 1952

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1952

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Narrator's Photo

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Outdoor farrowing sheds in 1962.

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Unknown

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1962

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Narrator's Photo

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Pigs in a finisher shed in 2000.

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Unknown

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2000

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Narrator's Photo

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Sows and pigs in a modernized facility, in the late 1990s.

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Unknown

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1990s

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Narrator's Photo

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Russ and Mary Jeckel at the time of the interview in May 2008.

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Unknown

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May 2008

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Public domain

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University of Illinois Award of Merit awarded to Russ Jeckel in 1971.

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Unknown

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1971

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Narrator's Photo

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National Hog Farmer award given to Russ Jeckel in 1973 at the National Pork Congress.

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National Pork Congress

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1973

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Narrator's Photo

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The Ford Farm Efficiency Award was awarded to Russ in 1975.

Where:

Unknown

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1975

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Narrator's Photo

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The Bloomington Pantagraph named Russ Jeckel its Outstanding Farmer in 1978.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1978

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Narrator's Photo

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Mary Jeckel received the Illinois Pork Producers Association with its Porkette Award in 1982.

Where:

Unknown

When:

1982

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Narrator's Photo

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Mary Jeckel received the National Pork Council Women's Recognition Award in 1988.

Where:

Unknown

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1988

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Narrator's Photo

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Russ and Mary Jeckel were inducted into the Pork Industry "Hall of Fame" in 1996.

Where:

Unknown

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1996

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Narrator's Photo

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The Jeckel's are recognized as Master Farmers.

Where:

Unknown

When:

Unknown

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Narrator's Photo



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