Interview with Ira Massie, August 22, 1985

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

Interview Summary

Extension Agent and agronomist, experience in U.S. Marines during World War Two, educational background, experience as a county extension agent, Kentucky Seed Improvement Association, Charlie Mahan, philosophy of the extension service, how he changed how extension was done in Kentucky, expansion of extension service after World War Two, W.D. Valleau, problems in U.K. Agronomy Department, attitude of farmers toward extension agents, Burley Grower's Cooperative Association, result of overpricing tobacco, change in attitude by U.K. towards extension in 1970s, tobacco curing techniques, Surgeon General's report on health risks associated with smoking, acres to poundage changed extension's message, absentee landlords, tenants

Interview Accession

1995oh152_ff482

Interviewee Name

Ira Massie

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1985-08-22

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Massie, Ira Interview by John Klee. 22 Aug. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Massie, I. (1985, August 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.

Massie, Ira, interview by John Klee. August 22, 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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