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Down on the Farm: Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl rendered the usually crowded freeways of Phoenix, Ariz. as quiet as I-29 during a blizzard.

Even Christmas can't command such a complete shutdown of the American automobile as the Super Bowl.

The highlight of the broadcast for the nomadic agrarians came when the booming voice of the late Paul Harvey echoed through the decades in a tribute to farmers sponsored by Dodge trucks.

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe

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