Jeff Stevens oral history interview, 2019 March 10
Jeff Stevens is the owner and operator of the Muddy Springs Farm in Lincoln County, North Carolina. In this interview, Mr. Stevens explains how he became a farmer and how he manages to run a farm while also working a full-time job at Duke Energy. Also, Emily Stevens, Jeff Stevens' spouse, speaks about her role on the farm. Mr. Stevens describes the loss of viable farmland in the area and he notes that Wytheville, Virginia is a hub for trade, specifically cattle trade. Other topics discussed include raising cattle, selling hay, the challenges of farming, GMO seeds, and the rapid decline of youth involvement in agriculture.