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Matt Hughes - Modern Era

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Matt worked in marketing research, then for GrowMark, before going into farming. He discusses the options of cash- and share-rent on the 2,200 acres he now farms. Hughes discusses his equipment requirements and takes us on a ride in his combine while harvesting soybeans.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Sit Down Interview: Agri-business and farm life

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Walk and Talk: Harvesting soybeans & discussion of equipment

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Matthew, aged 4, with his little sister Ann in front of their new tractor.

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Unknown

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1969

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A family portrait from 1970. Rosemary sits in front and from the left are Ruth (1 ½), Ann (4), Matthew (5 ½), and Dale.

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Unknown

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1970

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Matthew at his first communion in May of 1973.

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May of 1973

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A family portrait from 1979. Sitting are Dale and Rosemary and standing with them are their three children, Matthew, Ann, and Ruth.

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1979

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Matthew in his marching band uniform in 1979

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1979

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Ruth Hughes (11) with Matthew (15) and his pigs, January 25, 1981.

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January 25, 1981

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Narrator’s Photo

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Matthew dressed for his high school graduation on May 27, 1983.

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May 27, 1983

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Matthew as a teenager with a calf.

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Matthew at the age of 20 with Dale Hughes (50), helping the twin calves nurse, June 5, 1986.

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June 5, 1986

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