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Moving off the Farm and Trying to Stay Amish by Susan Trollinger – Speakers Bureau Presentation
March 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This presentation focuses on profound changes that have transformed the Amish economy, how the Amish are responding to those economic changes, and how their responses are impacting their traditional way of life. The presentation begins with a description of traditional Amish life. It then talks about the economic pressures (and their causes) that emerged in the last quarter of the 20th century among Amish settlements. Finally, it discusses how the Amish have responded to those changes in sometimes surprising and innovative ways. Photographic slides depicting both traditional Amish life and the changes underway accompany the talk.