Historical Cooperatives in Wisconsin

Historical Cooperatives in Wisconsin

In Bittersweet Harvest, Will O’Shaughnessy convinces dairy farmers in his Wisconsin River community of Willow to organize a cooperative.  It’s the 1930s, the Great Depression era. “If we organize, we can buy in volume. We can sell in volume. We’d get better prices…I’d...
A Tribute to the Family Farmer

A Tribute to the Family Farmer

By Harold William Thorpe—author of The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles, a farm family’s epic four-book history. I learned life’s most important lessons from family farmers. The farmers I knew best were family members, but those I extol here could be any family-farmer. I...
A Salute to All Farm Workers

A Salute to All Farm Workers

Society’s most important function is feeding its people. The United States does its share and more. U.S. farmers are some of the most productive workers in the world. The United State’s 2.1 million farms compose 2% of our labor force (1) and its 2.5 to 3 million...
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When a sibling unexpectedly inherits his grandfather’s dairy farm, Will O’Shaughnessy turns to selling Fords in rural, pre-World War I southwestern Wisconsin.

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