Archive for July 11th, 2009

In 1889, Chatham County farm boy Clarence Poe, age 18, became editor of the Progressive Farmer, a struggling eight-page weekly in Raleigh. In an era when Southern agriculture still paid more heed to phases of the moon than to science, Poe, who¬†had never finished high school, almost single-handedly popularized “book farming.” The Progressive Farmer grew […]

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