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    • Oral History with Jackie Meck, February 18, 2011

    • Meck, Jackie
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Local government--Arizona; Water rights--Arizona; Farming--Arizona
    • Jackie Meck was the Mayor of Buckeye, Arizona at the time of this interview. He had previously served as Mayor and on the City Council during the 1960s. Mr. Meck was born in Buckeye in 1941 and relates to Verlyne Meck, his wife, the history of the...
    • Oral History with Dolores Badilla Celaya, December 17, 2010

    • Celaya, Dolores Badilla
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Pima County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Farming--Arizona--Tucson
    • Dolores (Badilla) Celaya was born in 1927 and has lived in the Tucson, Arizona area her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family and life in the area. Her grandparents homesteaded in the Arivaca Valley. Ms. Celaya discusses...
    • Ostrich Farming in Arizona

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    • Ostrich farms--Arizona; Ostrich farming--Arizona; Ostriches--Arizona
    • Presentation to Prescott Corral of Westerner's by Charles Cooley, "Ostrich Farming in Arizona", July 2, 1971 (beginning of speech not taped) Length: 31:35
    • Farmland and fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • Dry farming was designed for semi-arid regions where there was no irrigation and little rainfall. The technique was based on the principle that, if properly cultivated and mulched, soil could collect and store moisture. Drought-resistant crops...
    • Corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • Simultaneous with its investigations of dry farming, the Experiment Station continued its studies of irrigated agriculture. Irrigated lands had increased significantly through the federal reclamation program.
    • Corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • Dry farming techniques were used to produce corn.
    • Farmland and fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • With financial help from the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, the Experiment Station established the Prescott farm in 1911 on land seven miles from town donated by the Santa Fe Railroad. The Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix branch line ran alongside the...
    • Corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • As the area around Prescott had long been used for grazing, the Prescott farm became a combined farm and livestock operation, with cattle as the end product. Crops planted on the farm were converted into silage to provide supplementary feed during...
    • Man standing in corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • The Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station established dry farms in several locations throughout the state. The Prescott farm proved to be one of the most successful sites.
    • Corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • In 1916, Arizona agriculture experienced the most prosperous year in its history. There were abundant crops, high prices and a good market for all types of products, including livestock.
    • Corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • A successful crop on the Prescott dry farm was Moqui corn.
    • Man standing in corn fields

    • Arizona Photograph Company
    • Agriculture -- Arizona. Cultivated Crops. Traditional farming -- Arizona.
    • Winter wheat is the typical crop although skilled dry farmers sometimes grow corn, beans or even watermelons. Successful dry farming is possible with as little as 9 inches of precipitation a year.
    • Arizona irrigated pasture trials: 2001 to 2005

    • United States. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
    • Irrigation water -- Arizona; Irrigation -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona; Irrigation farming -- Arizona
    • 9 pages (PDF version). File size: 112.218 KB. TN – Plant Materials -5-1 190.
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    • Ostrich farming--Arizona--Phoenix
    • The Phoenix Herald announced the arrival of 16 ostriches on this date in 1888, delivered to M.E. Clanton who was establishing a local ostrich farm. This photograph titled "Herding the ostriches" is undated.
    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • Oral History with Dan Narramore, April 27, 2011

    • Narramore, Dan
    • Palo Verde (Ariz.)--History; Farming--Arizona--Maricopa County
    • Dan Narramore was born and raised in the Palo Verde Valley of Arizona. In this interview, he talks about growing up in Palo Verde, continuing to work the family farm, and his hobby of competing in roping contests. Mr. Narramore's family helped...
    • Oral History with Robert Smith, May 23, 2011

    • Smith, Robert L.
    • Gadsden (Ariz.); Farming--Arizona--Yuma--1930-1990; Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers—Arizona; Smith family; Pesticides---Arizona; Chavez, Cesar 1927-1993
    • Robert Smith was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. His family owned a farm east of Gadsden that Lee Consaul Company bought for them. He and his father were tractor drivers and worked in lettuce and melon harvesting. Mr. Smith’s father worked for...

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