In Give Me A Home Where the Dairy Cows Roam Book, author LeAnn R. Ralph shares her memories of growing up on a Dairy Farm In Wisconsin. Even though Wisconsin is still known as America's Dairyland, life on a family homestead is fast being replaced by corporate agribusiness, Stories from this era are depicted in this book for future generations.
Figures from the Census of Agriculture and from the American Farm Bureau Federation indicate that in 1969 more than a half a million dairy farms operated in the United States, but by the year 2000, only 83,000 dairy farms remained. And according to statistics from the U.S. Census of Agriculture, during the last three decades of the twentieth century, Wisconsin went from 66,000 dairy farms down to 20,000 dairy farms. "That's why I decided to write stories about growing up on a dairy farm. Our farm was home-steaded by my Norwegian great-grandfather in the late 1800s, but small family farms are a thing of the past. They have pretty much disappeared from the landscape," Ralph said.
Paperback, 195 pages, 20 true stories & 4 recipes. 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 in.