Andrew McCreaColumnist

Drawing upon his travels and experiences as a farmer and rancher, radio broadcaster and speaker, Andrew McCrea shares stories from the American countryside. “American Countryside” is heard each weekday on a network of 100 radio stations, regularly on “U.S. Farm Report” TV and on demand via the Farm Journal On Air app. For details, visit www.AmericanCountryside.com. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @andrewmccrea
Drawing upon his travels and experiences as a farmer and rancher, radio broadcaster and speaker, Andrew McCrea shares stories from the American countryside. “American Countryside” is heard each weekday on a network of 100 radio stations, regularly on “U.S. Farm Report” TV and on demand via the Farm Journal On Air app. For details, visit www.AmericanCountryside.com. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @andrewmccrea

Articles By Andrew McCrea

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Dec 12, 2019

Andrew McCrea: Big Thinking Revives Small Town

More than a dozen world’s-largest attractions draws thousands of visitors weekly to Casey, Ill.
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Dec 12, 2019

Meet A World Champion Livestock Auctioneer

The iconic chant of an auctioneer calls for bids and brings items to their top price. For Jared Miller that chant is his second language.
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Aug 06, 2019

Quilt Store Revives Rural Town, Turns Into the Disneyland of Quilting

What was once a fading small-town, is now a community bustling with visitors and active with new store fronts. Andrew McCrea travels the Countryside to show us how a quilt store helped revive J.C. Penny's hometown.
Apr 17, 2018

American Countryside: Inside Biosphere 2

In the late 1980s, researchers looked to build a large sealed environment where they could study the interactions of the planet’s ecosystems. They raised more than $200 million of private funds, and a huge glass structure called Biosphere 2 began to rise from the desert around Oracle, Ariz.
Feb 12, 2018

American Countryside: The Real-Life "Hoosier" Team

Basketball is a staple in the Hoosier state. While it’s always been popular, one movie brought the rich history of Indiana’s state basketball programs to life.
Jan 08, 2018

American Countryside: The Mystery of Billy the Kid

He was an outlaw with many different names, but he was most commonly known as Billy the Kid.
Jan 05, 2018

Andrew McCrea: Missouri River Rat Race

Two hundred years ago, the Missouri River was the interstate highway of its time. Today, it remains a vital waterway for barge traffic, as well as the racecourse for the longest nonstop river race in the world, the Missouri River (MR) 340.
Dec 05, 2017

American Countryside: SS Edmund Fitzgerald

The five Great Lakes represent the largest freshwater lakes on Earth. The lakes’ beauty attract thousands of tourists each year, trying to soak up some of the water’s appeal.
Nov 30, 2017

American Countryside: Win One for the Gipper

If you recognize the name George Gipp, you likely know about the famous line credited to the young man from Laurium, Mich., who died in 1920 at the age of 25.