Oral History Interview, Mark Geistlinger (1593)
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In his November 2016 interview with Elise Drott, Mark Geistlinger detailed his life experiences and memories of his childhood, college experiences, and work experiences. Geistlinger spoke on how his childhood in California and time in college at Valparaiso University shaped his interests, and how these interests led him to pursue different jobs related to organic farming. Geistlinger talked about his work in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as a farmer; working with at risk youth in Oakland; going to various workshops on how to inspect and certify organic farms and food processing facilities, and working for his current job at the Midwest Organic Services Organization (MOSA). Drott conducted this interview for inclusion into the UW-Madison Oral History Program, as part of the History 201: Historian’s Craft Oral History Project.
Oakland, California; farming, Pennsylvania, Madison, Wisconsin; Valparaiso University, Midwest Organic Services Association
In this interview, Mark Geistlinger details his memories of his childhood and his life experiences growing up in California. He then discusses his current occupation as a farmer in Wisconsin and how he works for the Midwest Organic Services Organization (MOSA). To learn more about this oral history, download & review the index first (or transcript if available). It will help determine which audio file(s) to download & listen to.