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We Plow God's Fields

The Life of James G. K. McClure

By John Curtis Ager

We Plow God's Fields

488 pp., 6 x 9, 90 halftones, 22 figs, notes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4198-0
    Published: January 1991

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Distributed for Appalachian State University

This biography explores the life of James G. K. McClure, Jr., and his vision for a better life in the mountains of North Carolina. At his prompting, and under his leadership, The Farmers Federation was founded in Fairview, North Carolina, in 1920.

About the Author

John Curtis Ager is a democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the 115th district. John and his wife, Annie Clarke Ager, live in Fairview. They manage the Historic Sherrill’s Inn as an event and wedding venue. Ager assists Annie and her sister, Susie Hamilton, with the Hickory Nut Gap Farm Camp. Ager is also a land manager at the farm, managing for exotic species, clearing and building trails, and managing the forests. He attended Williams College from 1967-1971 receiving a BA in American history. He received a teaching certificate from UNC Asheville. He is the co-author of Cabins and Castles: History & Architecture of Buncombe County.
For more information about John Curtis Ager, visit the Author Page.