From the Ground Up... Montana Women and Agriculture ...Oral History Project

The role of women in agriculture is an essential thread in the fabric of Montana’s settlement and history. An exciting new project by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and local conservation districts will pay tribute to farm and ranch women by preserving their stories of life on the land.

From The Ground Up will bring together young people, educators, conservation districts and community leaders. A seminar, Oral History in the Classroom, will train adults to assist students in the art of recording oral histories. Conservation districts will identify women in the agricultural community. Educators will help guide the young people as they prepare to conduct interviews.

Along with preserving important stories of Montana’s women in agriculture, From The Ground Up will offer young people a valuable perspective: history can be found in the day-to-day experiences of ordinary people living all around them.

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For More Details Contact:  Montana DNRC, Linda Brander, 444-0520.

This project is supported by the following organizations:

Montana DNRC Montana Stockgrowers Association
Montana Historical Society Montana State Library
Montana State Library


Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
1625 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2074
Fax: (406) 444-2684