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Any Damn Fool Can Be a Farmer.

Any Damn Fool Can Be A Farmer

Bob Knopes

Archenell Publishing

9607 Laurel Oak Place, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

0976814609 $12.95 1-703-690-2039

Bob Knopes' biography, "Any Damn Fool Can Be A Farmer: Growing Up On A Wisconsin Farm" covers the first nineteen years of his life growing up on a dairy farm just a couple of miles north of Janesville, Wisconsin. Beginning with a description of a fire that destroyed all the buildings on the farm when he was just six months old, Knopes goes on to describe farm activities and how as a young boy on a family dairy farm, he took on more and more of the tasks required in dairy farming as he grew older. Of special note is the background family information on how his Irish and German grandparents came to settle in Wisconsin and how innovations in dairy farming machinery and technology impacted life on a Wisconsin farm in the first half of the twentieth century. "Any Damn Fool Can Be A Farmer" is informative, engaging, and highly recommended reading as Knopes presents a personal account of the joys and trials arising from life on a family farm. Not only every Wisconsin community library should have "Any Damn Fool Can Be A Farmer", but academic libraries should add this superbly written work as a part of their 20th Century American History, Agricultural History, and American Biography collections.
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Title Annotation:Any Damn Fool can be a Farmer: Growing up on a Wisconsin Farm
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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