Trent Andrews & Ginnie Peters

Recorded May 18, 2018 Archived May 18, 2018 03:56 minutes
Languages: N/A
Id: APP495862

Description

Springtime is planting season on farms all across the country. The stress of the season can take its toll: farmers have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the United States. For more than 35 years, Matt Peters grew corn and soybeans on the Iowa farm that his father and grandfather farmed before him. Then in May of 2011, at the age of 55, he took his own life. His wife, Ginnie Peters, came to StoryCorps to remember him. She spoke with Trent Andrews, the man who took over the farm after her husband’s death. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired May 18, 2018, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Participants

  • Trent Andrews
  • Ginnie Peters