Jamie Willrett, Malta, Ill., is a second-generation Prairie Farmer Master Farmer honored for 2010. Willrett operates a 3,500-head feedyard on his operation. The Willrett family also hosted the 1975 Farm Progress Show on their farm back when Willrett was just 15.
Max Armstrong, Farm Progress Director of Broadcast Operations, talks with Willrett about the operation and its history. Just click on the "play" icon using audio tool in this file to hear that interview.
This is the first of a four-part audio series with Max interviewing each of the 2010 Master Farmer winners. Check back next Monday for the next in the series. Here's the order:
- April 12 - Garry Niemeyer, Auburn, Ill.
- April 19 - Jamie Willrett, Malta, Ill.
- April 26 - Terry Pope, Burnside, Ill.
- May 3 - Ray Defenbaugh, Biggsville, Ill.
The audio interviews offer you insight into each operation in the Master Farmer's own words.