Interview with William A. Wilson, September 22, 1983

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

Interview Summary

Tobacco seedsman, Clay's Seed Inc., personal and educational background, work as an extension agent, work as manager of Ohio experimental farm in Ripley in 1960s, history of Clay Seed Company and background of founder, Glen Clay, growing of seed and role of certification in the process, popularity of hybrid seed vs. standard seed, difficulties of growing hybrid seed, harvesting and drying seed, packaging and marketing tobacco seed, popularity of different seed varieties, future of tobacco and Clay's Seed Inc.

Interview Accession

1995oh160_ff490

Interviewee Name

William A. Wilson

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1983-09-22

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Wilson, William A. Interview by John Klee. 22 Sep. 1983. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wilson, W.A. (1983, September 22). 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.

Wilson, William A., interview by John Klee. September 22, 1983, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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