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Philip Nelson - Modern Era

A fourth generation IL dairy and grain farmer, Phil had roles with Prairie Farms Foods, Country Financial and GrowMark. As IL Farm Bureau President he addressed many of agriculture's issues while the family farm enlarged to 1,500 acres, growing corn and soybeans and finishing hogs.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Fourth generation dairy and grain farm life

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Serving as President of the Illinois Farm Bureau

Interview Session 03 (Audio)

IFB President addresses current agricultural issues

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Nelson farm, located north of Seneca, in the early 1900s.

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north of Seneca

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early 1900s

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Narrator’s Photo

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The Nelson farmhouse in the early 1900s.

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Unknown

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early 1900s

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Narrator’s Photo

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An aerial shot of the Nelson farm as it appeared in the 1950s.

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Unknown

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1950s

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Narrator’s Photo

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An aerial shot of the Nelson farm in 2005.

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Unknown

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2005

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Narrator’s Photo

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Kendal and Rachel Nelson, with their dog in 2005.

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Unknown

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2005

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Narrator’s Photo

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Nelson made the cover of Hog Today magazine in the July/August 1989 edition. Nelson was featured in a story on computer software for pork producers.

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Unknown

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July/August 1989

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May be restricted. Source citation is unknown. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator

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Nelson made the cover of Top Producer in October 1992. He was named the Outstanding Jaycees Young Leader for 1991.

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Unknown

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October 1992

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A letter from President George Bush, dated February 18, 1992, congratulating him on being named the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Farmer of 1991

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Unknown

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February 18, 1992

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Public domain

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Philip Nelson and the Illinois Farm Bureau Past-President, Harold Steele, hit the links during the 1993-1994 Illinois Agricultural Association Foundation Golf Outing.

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Unknown

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1993-1994

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Narrator’s Photo

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A media event celebrating permanent trade relations between the United States and China. Left to right: John Reifstack, Wendall Shauman, Representative J.C. Watts (Oklahoma), Philip Nelson, Bill Davisson, Dan Kelley, unidentified reporter, and Glen Webb.

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Unknown

When:

circa 1999-2000

Ownership:

Public domain



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