"American Countryside" Host Andrew McCrea - Ideas to Reinvigorate Small Town America


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Machinery Pete talks with Andrew McCrea, host of the popular "American Countryside" radio program about his new book, "Total Town Makeover" Rethinking Business, Community and Home in Small Town America. McCrea shares success stories of how small rural towns across the country have taken innovative approaches to reverse decades of decline and work toward securing a more prosperous future.
  • [1:20] – Machinery Pete’s Tractor of the Week
  • [4:16] - Into to interview
  • [6:06] - Interview with Andrew McCrea begins
  • [8:05] - Discussion about “Total Town Makeover” and how it happened
  • [9:35] - Identifying small town problems
  • [10:28] - Vision to move forward
  • [12:00] - How do you bring back a town’s former residents?
  • [17:55] - Reasons to live rural
  • [19:35] - Small towns work together to benefit each other
  • [21:10] - “The Carousel City”
  • [22:05] - Story about an outhouse in Illinois
  • [28:15] - Retirement projects that benefit small towns
  • [32:45] - Final words from Machinery Pete
Machinery Pete was founded in 1989 and has grown from its humble beginnings to a full-fledged marketplace for farming equipment. Greg Peterson, founder and host, has also released Machinery Pete content across platforms including YouTube with his long-running Machinery Pete TV show.
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