Dear County Agent Guy by Jerry Nelson
Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer

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“Jerry Nelson’s column comes from the true heart of the Midwest. He has the true voice, the slow twang. He knows wheat from barley. He knows hardware, he knows vegetation, he knows people.”—Garrison Keillor

In the tradition of Mark Twain and Jean Shepherd, Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Jerry Nelson is a humorist whose beat is the American heartland, a small-town world of pickup trucks and Sunday night pancake dinners, dropping in on neighbors and complaining about the county agent.

His depictions of daily life, from the point of view of an ex-dairy farmer and taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by 250,000 people a week—and occasionally woven into Prairie Home Companion scripts. These are stories of courtship; childbirth—he offers the delivery room doctor the use of his calf puller; family; neighbors; chores; and the duties of a father—why is it that a man who spends his days in cow manure can’t change a baby’s diaper? Knee-slappingly funny one moment, poignant the next, it’s a very special look at a distinctly American way of life.

 

 

About Jerry Nelson

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Jerry Nelson and his wife, Julie, live in Volga, South Dakota, on the farm that Jerry’s great-grandfather homesteaded in the 1880s. In addition to his weekly column, his writing has also appeared in the nation’s top agricultural magazines, including Successful Farming, Farm Journal, Progressive Farmer, and Living the Country Life.
 
Published May 3, 2016 by Workman Publishing Company. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Cooking, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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I recently received a review copy for a book titled, “Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from A Midwestern Dairy Farmer,” written by Jerry Nelson, and I definitely recommend it for a light-hearted, fun summer read.

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