Harvey Pickrel was born in 1916 on a farm south of York, Nebraska. Harvey and his brother helped their father on the farm in many ways. They would harness the horses to the plow and, later on, drive the tractor and plow the fields. When he was old enough, Harvey started farming on his own. Harvey has seen a lot of good and bad years out on the farm, and he's seen a lot of changes in the way farming is done.
"Well, some of the farmers wouldn't bid on anything at all because they were trying to help the man that was being sold out so the others wouldn't bid."