David Vail is an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of his­to­ry at Uni­ver­si­ty of Nebras­ka Kear­ney. He grew up in South­ern Oregon’s Rogue Val­ley and spent much of his youth explor­ing the state’s moun­tains and wilder­ness areas. He holds a BA from South­ern Ore­gon Uni­ver­si­ty, an MA from Utah State Uni­ver­si­ty, and a PhD from Kansas State University.
Rural America
Before “Silent Spring” Debuted in 1962, Ag Pilots on the Great Plains Questioned Pesticide Safety