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Whitmyre, Maynard

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Maynard Whitemyre, former field representative and Vice President of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

Wollman, Harvey

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harvey Wollman, former Associated Milk Producers division manager.

Ullom, Robert

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Ullom, former member of the board of directors of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Flandreau and the Farmers Union Central Exchange.

Cross, Stanley

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Stanley Cross, former Howard Farmers Union Oil Company director

Mathews, Joe

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joe Matthews, Lake Region Rural Electric Cooperative board member.

Olson, Franklin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Franklin Olson, former Bristol and Pierpont Farmers Union Oil Company director.

Hagny, Dennis

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Dennis Hagny, former Northern Electric Cooperative Manager and 2006 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Zilverberg, Jim

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Jim Zilverberg, South Dakota native, veteran cartoonist, and former staff member of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, now part of CHS, Inc.

Dodge, Rodney

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Rodney Dodge, former Cenex field representative

Smith, Jack W. and Edna

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Jack Smith, former manager of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Union Center, and Edna Smith, former bookkeeper of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Union Center.

Olson, George

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with George Olson, Winner, South Dakota area cooperative leader.

Symens, Paul

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Paul Symens, Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association director, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member, and former state Senator.

Rademacher, Robert D.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Bob Rademacher, Dakota Energy Cooperative manager and 2006 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Dragseth, Gene

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Gene Dragseth, former cooperative manager at Nunda, South Dakota.

Schreurs, Ralph

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ralph Schreurs, former general manager of Split Rock Telecommunications Cooperative and South Dakota telecommunications pioneer.

Nearhood, Harold

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harold Nearhood, former board member of the Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association and Farmers Union insurance agent at Ethan, South Dakota.

Glanzer, Aaron

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Aaron Glanzer, former board member of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Bridgewater, South Dakota and former Cenex regional board member.

Van Walleghan, Merlin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Merlin Van Walleghan, former member of the board of directors of CHS, Inc., 2007 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee

Baker, Elroy

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Elroy Baker, former manager of the Wikota Farmers Union Oil Company.

Parsley, Scott L.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Scott Parsley, East River Electric Power Cooperative assistant general manager for member services.

Hieb, Joseph

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joseph Hieb, former Lyman County Cooperative leader and 2000 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Louden, Quentin E.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Quentin Louden, Rural Electric Cooperative leader and 1995 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Schecher, Leroy D.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Leroy Schecher, former Grand Electric Cooperative manager, 2007 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Levin, George D.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with George Levin, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member and Farmer Union Marketing and Processing Association director.

Herriott, Virgil

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Virgil Herriot, former Sioux Valley Empire Electric Association manager.

Tonsager, Dallas

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Dallas Tonsager, Farm Credit Administration board member, former South Dakota Farmers Union president, and former USDA Rural Development Director for South Dakota.

Jones, Eunice L.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Eunice Jones, former South Dakota Rural Electric Association and South Dakota Association of Cooperative staff member.

Vedvei, Alec

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Alec Vedvei, Kingsbury County Cooperative leader.

Glanzer, Emma

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Emma Glanzer, Huron, South Dakota area Credit Union activist.

Henderson, Darrell

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Darrell Henderson, former Grand Electric and West River Cooperative Telephone manager and 2005 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Swayze, Orris

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Orris Swayze, cooperative activist and alternative fuels supporter.

Stillson, Kenneth

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Kenneth Stillson former manager of the Marshall County Farmers Union Oil Company.

Sanderson, Cecil

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Cecil Sanderson, former County Agent and rural electric cooperative organizer.

Evenson, Marvin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Marvin Evenson, former employee of the Farmers Union Livestock Association.

Zingmark, Loren

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Loren Zingmark, former general manager of East River Electric Power Cooperative.

Martin, Robert F.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Martin, former East River Electric Power Cooperative staff member and Rushmore Electric Cooperative general manager.

Moos, Tyrone

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Tyrone Moos, farmer, rancher, and former Harvest States Cooperatives board member.

Johnson, Robert A.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Johnson, 2001 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

French, Gary

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Gary French, manager of the Sioux Valley Cooperative Oil Company in Watertown, South Dakota.

Artz, Kenneth

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Kenneth Artz, former Aurora County Oil Company Director and South Dakota Farmers Union State Board Member

Gerlach, Ronald

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ronald Gerlach, manager of the Aurora Cooperative Oil Company in Stickney, South Dakota

Bubbers, Grace

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Grace Bubbers, former Corson County and District 6 Farmers Union Education Director.

Cain, Elmo

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Elmo Cain, former manager of the Lemmon Equity Exchange.

Carlson, Vernon and Ruth Ann

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ruth Ann Carlson, daughter of South Dakota cooperative pioneer Emil Loriks, and her husband Vernon Carlson.

Ching, Robert

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Ching, former East River and Electric Power Cooperative director and 2005 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Barry, Viola

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Viola Barry, former Union Center Farmers Union Oil Company bookkeeper and Farmers Union Education leader.

Paulsen, Donald

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Donald Paulson, former general manager of Golden West Telephone Cooperative and 2003 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Harwood, Richard

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Richard Harwood, former Union Center Farmers Union Oil Company and South Dakota Farmers Union director.

Sperl, Robert, Sr.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Sperl, Sr., cooperative and Farmers Union activist in Gregory County.

Quillon, John R.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with John Quillin, cooperative and Farmers Union activist in Lyman County.

Grebner, Warren

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Warren Grebner, former general manager of the South Dakota Wheat Growers and 1989 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Kloucek, Clement

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Clement Kloucek, South Dakota Hall of Fame member.

Hardy, Le Roy

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with LeRoy Hardy, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member, lobbyist, and field representative.

Hafner, Joan M.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joan Hafner, St. John's Farmers Union Local education director.

Severson, Harlan

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harlan Severson, rural electric pioneer and author of Stepping Forward Boldly, The 25th Anniversary History of East River Electric Power Cooperative published in 1975.

Elliott, Arlene Schley

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Arlene Schley Elliott, former education director board member of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

Radcliffe, Ben

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ben Radcliffe, South Dakota Farmers Union president emeritus, 1997 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Larson, Loyd B.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Loyd Larson, Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association board member and president, South Dakota Farmers Union and Sioux Valley Electric board member.

Testerman, Philip

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Phillip Testerman, farmer, insurance agent, and member of the South Dakota Senate and House of Representatives.

Goldammer, Ervin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ervin Goldammer, former Mitchell, South Dakota area cooperative leader and member of the South Dakota Farmers Union board of directors.

South Dakota Farmers Union Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America

Radio program talking about the challenges the agriculture faces. The farm crisis, the decline of farming, and parity and discussed. Ben Radcliffe comments on a Farm Income Farm Credit meeting. Comments from Ben Radcliffe on in come and standard of living for farmers. Women's Action Conference held in Sioux Falls participant shared concerns and ideas with consumers and businessmen and looked at ways for women to become involved politically, cooperatively, and through community organizations to strengthen relationships with agriculture and rural community allies. Comments from Erma Stuart, Jeanie Hetland, and Laurie Daschle about business, farm credit, and involvement in the government process. Theme music for the radio program is heard at the beginning and end of the recording.

South Dakota Farmers Union Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America

Speakers at the South Dakota Farmers Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America. Laurie Daschle speaks about getting women involved in the political process. Erma Stewart talks about business and farm credit. Elsie Hovey food prices, the Russian embargo, and the railroad tax. Ben Radcliffe speaks about embargos and farm legislation. He also talks about parity and low grain prices. There are moments of silence between speakers.

South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 1

Panel of experts speaking to members of the South Dakota Farmers Union about energy conservation. Panel members are George Peterson of Northwestern Public Service, Lloyd Turnwall, superintendent of Huron Public Schools, John Feldeman of South Dakota State University, and Jim Valeer of the South Dakota Farmer's Home Administration. The recording cuts off in the middle of Jim Valeer speaking and is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 2 (MA012-AV-105_02).

South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0105_01). Panel of experts speaking to members of the South Dakota Farmers Union about energy conservation. Panel members are George Peterson of Northwestern Public Service, Lloyd Turnwall, superintendent of Huron Public Schools, John Feldeman of South Dakota State University, and Jim Valeer of the South Dakota Farmer's Home Administration. Recording includes remarks by Dr. J. O. Storry, Dean of Engineering and Dr. Bert Eno, Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University speaks about alternative energy. Roger Price and Kurt Johnson of Huron, South Dakota talk about solar energy. A question and answer session follows.

Livestock Cooperatives

Man named Bob speaks to members of the South Dakota Farmers Union about a livestock marketing cooperative made of members from all farmers organizations. A question and answer session follows.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Howie Howard of Mellette, South Dakota is interviewed about issues she will be discussing with congressmen and senators. Topics include the federal state tax reform and full employment and growth act of 1976.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Don Tisher of Amherst, South Dakota is interviewed about her visits with congressmen and senators about problems that farmers are facing and helping them to better understand how these things work in the government.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1975 Convention Political Panel

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention moderated by the Lt. Governor featuring South Dakota legislators Henry Poppin, Philip Testerman, Les Kleven, Lars Herseth, Bob Weber, and Andy Weese. Topics discussed are healthcare in the rural area, the Oahe Project referendum, farm organizations and rural unity, agricultural economic development, education, and tax proposals for 1976. A question and answer session follows.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1975 Convention

Stanley Moore, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, talks about the myths of the family farmer and how they are no longer true because the family farm has become more important. Last speaker talks about how the railroad system is losing money how it is affecting farmers.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke discusses the legislative session. Issues debated were tax reform, the Family Farm Act, uniform probate code, railroads, interest rate, and other actions considered by the legislature including the funding of an Animal Science Facility at South Dakota State University, health care cooperatives, and land use.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Jerry Tvedt, Cenex president, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about what Cenex is doing to control the supply market. Cenex is making every effort to be sure you get the products you want. He talked about fertilizer supply, idle acres and petroleum. He states that cooperatives want to be self-sufficient. Lowell Hargens, assistant general manager at GTA, speaks about the good year GTA has had. GTA must keep a careful watch on prices for grain. John McMurray speaks about marketing. A question and answer session follows the speakers' remarks.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Ben Radcliffe, South Dakota Farmers Union President, talks about the deteriorating railroad system in the state. He also praises the Family Farm Act passage. National Farmers Union President Tony Dechant talks about food and energy costs. He stressed the need for an international agreement on prices for food and energy. Bishop James Armstrong talks about peace, hunger, pollution, and war. He feels the United Nations can unite all countries in addressing these issues.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke talks about a power struggle between the executive branch and the legislative branch, wherein the President has ignored Congress. The President has ignored pricing provisions in the international wheat agreement, impounded funds, and cut farm programs. Burke calls for Congress to demand the reinstatement of all farm programs and that they be fully funded.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 1. South Dakota Farmers Union convention speakers. The end of Erik Roth's, president of the Colorado AFL-CIO, speech. The Executive director of Midwest Electric Consumers Association talks about South Dakota resources, monopolies, and the Department of Interior.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 convention speakers. The first speaker discusses the Soviet grain deal and its effects on farmers. Ed Smith, vice president of the National Farmers Union and president of the North Dakota Farmers Union delivers an address titled 'Which Way America.' A man speaks about the military industrial complex and its power. Finally, a man speaks about the Russian grain sale.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 1

South Dakota Farmers Union speakers Herrick Roth president of the Colorado AFL-CIO. Roth talks about price power bargaining for farmers, keeping the land and government in the hands of the people and avoiding the corruption of power, the strength in the trade unions. Continued of South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 2 [MA012-AV-0163_02]

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke talk about the fuel allocations for farmers will not be a priority during this legislative session which may lead to food shortages. The U.S.D.A. is encouraging farmers to try and conserve their fuel as much as possible.

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

Allan Burke, South Dakota Farmers Union communications director, announces the upcoming Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference that will be held in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The conference will feature a discussion of state and national issues including tax reform, corporate farming, constitutional revision, probate and transportation. National Farmers Union Legislative Director Reuben Johnson will cover current legislative development and projections in Congress. State Senator Grace Mickelson will address the noon luncheon.

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

Allan Burke, South Dakota Farmers Union communications director, announces the upcoming Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference that will be held in Watertown, South Dakota. The conference will feature a discussion of state and national issues including tax reform, corporate farming, constitutional revision, probate and transportation. National Farmers Union Legislative Director Reuben Johnson will cover current legislative development and projections in Congress. State Representative Burt Ellingson will address the noon luncheon.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Joe O'Neill interviews Maxine Peterson and Mrs. Earl Larson, about the coalition farm bill, erosion, the school lunch milk program, interest rates, and Medicare Part B.

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