Interview with Charles H. Gulley, October 22, 1991

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Hemp Production Oral History Project

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Gulley begins by giving a brief description of his military experience in World War II. He describes the family farm that he grew up on and the profitability of their hemp and tobacco production after the war. He describes the livestock enterprise in Fayette County, Kentucky. He describes the effects of parasites on both livestock and crops. Gulley describes how agricultural leaders decide the type of programs that should be promoted and the work that the extension agents need to do within their county. He utilizes his own farm experience to describe the history of mechanization and goes on to describe the extension agents' promotion of insecticides, pesticides and other forms of agricultural innovation. Gulley discusses the government's movement to eradicate hemp and marijuana in the 1960s. He describes the agricultural trends during his time as an extension agent.

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1991oh418_ff163

Interviewee Name

Charles H. Gulley

Interviewer Name

John Kelly

Interview Date

1991-10-22

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Gulley, Charles H. Interview by John Kelly. 22 Oct. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gulley, C.H. (1991, October 22). Interview by J. Kelly. Family Farms of Kentucky: Hemp Production Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gulley, Charles H., interview by John Kelly. October 22, 1991, Family Farms of Kentucky: Hemp Production Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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