Interview with Ira Massie, November 13, 1985

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

Interview Summary

County Extension Agent and Agronomist, Sales Committee, frustration of farmers about the future of tobacco, alternative crops, Farm Bureau, Burley Auction Warehouse Association, media's role in creating problems for farmers, buying experience with a tobacco company, Albert Clay and the warehouse business, pinhookers, Council for Burley Tobacco, Burley Grower's Tobacco Cooperative, role played by Larry Forgy in saving tobacco program, importance of foreign markets

Interview Accession

1995oh171_ff501

Interviewee Name

Ira Massie

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1985-11-13

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Massie, Ira Interview by John Klee. 13 Nov. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Massie, I. (1985, November 13). 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.

Massie, Ira, interview by John Klee. November 13, 1985, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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