In his book The Haymakers: A Chronicle of Five Farm Families, Steven Hoffbeck shows that haymaking was more than just harvesting grass, alfalfa, and clover. It was about toil, fears, and the fragile nature of human life. Anyone who grew up on a farm—or wishes they had grown up on a farm—will enjoy the insights and humor of this multimedia presentation.
About Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck
Dr. Steven R. Hoffbeck is professor of History at Minnesota State University Moorhead, teaching US History classes concentrating on the period from 1877 to the present. Prior to teaching at Moorhead, Hoffbeck taught history at Minot State University in North Dakota. Dr. Hoffbeck has published several articles in Minnesota History magazine and in North Dakota History journal on regional topics. Originally from Morgan, Minnesota, Hoffbeck grew up on his family’s dairy farm and always remembers his roots.
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