Interview with Dean Phillip Jenkins, January 12, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project

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Dean Jenkins was raised on a farm in Madison County, Kentucky. At the time of this interview, he still was actively farming, although he also was employed outside of the farm. In this interview, he discusses a range of topics dealing with farm management, including managing farm production through cover crops, subsoiling, erosion prevention, pasturage, and fertilizer application. He discusses the use of horses and mules for farm traction, as well as farm accidents. He also talks about people in the community who served as effective role models in farming. He talks about the economics and policy context of farming, as he has experienced it. In addition, he discusses the situation of African American farmers, including problems in using federal programs, and access to the credit needed to finance production, farm equipment and land purchases. He shares his views on the nature of racism in his experience, as well as various aspects of farming, his family, life in the community and spirituality.

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1992oh011_ff196

Interviewee Name

Dean Phillip Jenkins

Interviewer Name

Maureen Mullinax

Interview Date

1992-01-12

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Jenkins, Dean Phillip Interview by Maureen Mullinax. 12 Jan. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jenkins, D.P. (1992, January 12). Interview by M. Mullinax. Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jenkins, Dean Phillip, interview by Maureen Mullinax. January 12, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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