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Working People

Feb 20, 2019

We chat with Evan Montgomery, a third-generation grain farmer on the North Dakota side of the Red River Valley. Evan is also a trained musician--he has a degree in music, he sings classical music--and we talk all about his life growing up on the farm, getting into music, and finding a way to strike a balance and pursue both of those passions at once. We also talk about this year’s “harvest from hell” and about the serious challenges facing family farmers today—from changing climate, to giant agribusiness conglomerates, to the dire struggle to find and train the next generation of farmers. And we talk about why Evan does what he does and why he wouldn’t have it any other way. 


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