Interview with Laura Heise by Elizabeth Cooper, March 31 2012, Southern Oral History Program, UNC Chapel Hill

Overview of work at Rural Advancement Fund; 70s at Oberlin College; overview of history and content of Agricultural Marketing Project in Tennessee; overview on farmers market organizing and environmental organizing in the 70s; background on Health fairs in Tennessee – Center for Health Services, Vanderbilt begun by Bill Dow; experience at Cornell for a Masters in Agricultural Economics; history about the founding of the Carrboro farmer’s market, mentions Debbie Wechsler, Bill Dow, Hope Shand and Cary Fowler; mentions the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association begun by Hope Shand; overview of the American Minor Breeds Conservancy becomes the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy; overview of her experience and function on her farm, Wiseacre farm in Pittsboro, N.C., including Milking Devon cattle; Oberlin college co-op system.

Interview with Laura Heise by Elizabeth Cooper, March 31 2012 U-0605, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.