Interview with Bennett R. Alexander, February 6, 1988

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Retired farmer, Henderson County, personal history, use of mules and early farm tools, saving and trading seed in the 1930s, burning tobacco beds in the fall, planting tobacco by hand, tobacco pools, warehouses, crop setting and cutting seasons, use of Paris Green and arsenic of lead, qualities of Green River tobacco, difference in barns built for dark tobacco, curing and stripping processes, his tenure as president of Stemming District, acreage system and how it works in dark tobacco, Henderson's decline as a tobacco market in 1970s, differences in dark vs. burley tobacco, decline in small tobacco farms, tobacco price support system

Interview Accession

1995oh159_ff489

Interviewee Name

Bennett R. Alexander

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1988-02-06

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Alexander, Bennett R. Interview by John Klee. 06 Feb. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Alexander, B.R. (1988, February 06). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Alexander, Bennett R., interview by John Klee. February 06, 1988, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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