Interview with Colby Lee Forsee, April 1, 1988

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: General Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Colby Lee Forsee discusses his farm, which has been owned by his family back to his great great grandfather's generation. He discusses the crops and livestock that have been grown on the farm and why those have changed over time. He discusses at length many times throughout the interview his system of rotating crops on his fields in order to make the soil more viable for the crops. He discusses the economic aspects of farming, how this has been affected by technology, and various governmental policies that affect farm economics including subsidies and price support, production control, and incentive programs. He discusses his son and the future generation of farmers, and gives his opinion on family farms versus large farm operations.

[*Culturally insensitive language is used throughout this interview.]

Interview Accession

1990oh155_kh714

Interviewee Name

Colby Lee Forsee

Interviewer Name

Kim David Strohmeier

Interview Date

1988-04-01

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Forsee, Colby Lee Interview by Kim David Strohmeier. 01 Apr. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Forsee, C.L. (1988, April 01). Interview by K. D. Strohmeier. Family Farms of Kentucky: General Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Forsee, Colby Lee, interview by Kim David Strohmeier. April 01, 1988, Family Farms of Kentucky: General Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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